SOUTH­ERN TEN­ANT FOLK UNION

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Hello Cold Good­bye Sun

Johnny Rock Records This is an­other strong per­for­mance from the Ed­in­burgh col­lec­tive, which swims in the spa­ces be­tween a num­ber of roots gen­res. Hello Cold…, their fifth al­bum since 2006, is marked by a ma­tur­ing: the warm, com­plex har­monies and fre­quently haunt­ing melodies are driven by the lu­mi­nous vi­o­lin of Car­rie Thomas, un­der­pinned by Pat McGar­vey’s banjo and Marty Camino’s dou­ble bass. The ex­pan­sive and ad­ven­tur­ous mu­sic of­fers a con­trast to the dystopian fu­ture en­vis­aged in many of the songs. All seven mem­bers play their part, but Thomas’s vi­o­lin and frag­ile vo­cals stand out on the open­ing pair, the moody ti­tle track and the folky Dark Pas­sen­ger. Else­where, the jaunty Men in Robes, the gory glory of Days at the Sea­side with Ice Cream and the per­cus­sive An Duill im­press. south­ern­tenant folku­nion.com Down­load: Dark Pas­sen­ger, Men in Robes

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