Tuesday, August 29, 2006

And It's Not True. And It's Not Fair. And It's Not You. And It's Not California Here.

Channeling a young Joni Mitchell something fierce, lead singer Sally Ellyson and the rest of Hem have quietly put together the sleeper album of the summer with Funnel Cloud. Displaying a hushed, sonic beauty and deft musicianship, Hem is what the Cowboy Junkies would sound like if they tinkered more in the studio. On ecstacy. Armed with swooning melodies and Ellyson's haunting voice, this talented group of Manhattanites have definetely set the bar pretty high for their contemporaries. Anyone willing to step up? For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Hem: Not California

Hem: We'll Meet Along The Way

Hem: Reservoir

Hem: Hotel Fire


Blogger Peter said...

thanks for those. i'd say ms ellyson is chanelling karen carpenter more than joni mitchell though. which is not a bad thing.

5:41 AM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

interesting opinion! it's funny how everyone hears things differently! Thx for reading.

2:19 PM  

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