the ralph jones band
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Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Just for the Scenery (2006)
Elliott Smith, Guided by Voices
They are a talented and versatile group. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
drowning in kentucky is their debut
See Statebird Records site for availability
It's a very nice record. The singer sings in a hushed way that reminds me of Elliott Smith. The album is short, but has real substance to it. "Leaving" is a lovely song. The title track is haunting and noisy. Titles like "I am a hunter and a scientist" and "Lead me like Livestock" reveal oddly delivered but potent songs. The band doesn't seem to be striving for weirdness, it just kind of seeks them out. The country-tinged murder ballad "Potato Shine" is quite brilliant.
Thanks to Anna Maria Sjärnell for work on this entry.
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