NYC folk trio Town Hall go for a fuller sound on their full-length Roots & Bells. Adding guest players for drums, bass, flute, woodwinds and strings doesn't get in the way of the band's core quality: crystal clear vocals and harmonizing. Dipping their toes into indie pop al a Bell and Sebastian (The Strongest of Hands and Underwater) opens the door to a broader audience than just the hardcore folkies.
Roots & Bells is a collection of soft, gentle songs. Play it while riding a bike on a glorious Spring day. Decent headphones are a must to enjoy the finer nuances. Or drag your speakers to the open window to let the neighbours know you've picked up another band they near heard of.
Stefan Weiner: vocals, mandolin, piano
Phoebe Ryan: vocals, omnichord, guitar
Jesse Kranzler: guitar, banjo, Vibraharp, Glockenspiel
- Mary A Longden
- Swim Team
- Fix This House
- Good Boy
- The Strongest of Hands
- Just Watching My Breath
- Dahill Road
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