Rough Trade's Album of the Month - March 2019
The liquid sugar sound of vintage soul soothes the pain of contemporary life with sounds that roll from a sweet soul whisper to pure lush harmony.
Rough Trade Exclusive with a four track bonus CD featuring two raw demos of Doncha Know and Circles plus Instrumental versions of Don't You Know and Walk Away.
Louisiana-raised vocalist Durand Jones and his band release their second album this time recorded at Studio G in Brooklyn. Drummer Aaron Frazer does the high vocals, Blake Rhein (a Number Group researcher) plays guitar, Steve Okonski plays keyboards and Kyle Houpt plays bass.
The bliss of the easy liquid sugar sound of vintage soul pours into your ears and acts like a soothing balm on your contemporary, over-worked over-hyped, over-processed modern brain. Kick back to a time when things were simpler, easier and just the most obviously gorgeous things for your ears to hear. Smooth and golden funk. Rolling drums, Slick and stylish shimmering organ, and some sweet Miami Vice beats. Pitch perfect smooth harmonies make backing vocals that can help you envisage the perpetrators as suited and booted with the sharpest shiniest creases. Just perfect. Shuffle beat and super neat. From a sweet soul whisper to a funksters scream via a sweet falsetto. All the tricks the trade served beautifully straight. No pastiche but a solid reinvention.
LP - Limited Indie Shops Transparent Orange Vinyl with Download plus Bonus CD
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited Transparent Purple Vinyl with Download Plus Bonus CD
2CD - Housed in Gatefold Wallet with Bonus CD.