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Joyful Noise Recordings

Released: 28.06.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Folk Implosion are back with their first album in two decades. A very welcome return it is too. The duo of Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr) and drummer/instrumentalist John Davis team up despite being 700 miles apart.

Davis has brought his new lockdown learned skills of Middle Eastern instruments to the alt. folk, indie rock sound. The contrast between Barlow’s gentle, breathy voice and Davis spiky tone is as stark as their differing songwriting. Davis dives deep into leftist politics, Barlow politics seem more on a personal level. His ode to his child in My Little Lamb is totally charming; Davis’ song for his father, The Day You Died, is disarmingly honest. Opposites attract. A triumphant comeback.

 

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