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Wilfully Obscure reviews Tunnel Trees

Mon Feb 20, 07:16 AM

The always engaging music blog Wilfully Obscure has turned in an excellent review of the new Cuppa Joe CD, Tunnel Trees.

Kicking off with the reviewer’s impression of the album’s lead track “A Couple Whiles” as “smack(ing) of For Against circa their soothing and oft overlooked Shelf Life album.” The review proceeds to describe the remaining album:

_“The nine numbers succeeding the aforementioned ‘A Couple Whiles’ are comparatively homespun organic guitar pop, occasionally whimsical and brimming with a potpourri of variations of the well-worn genre. There’s a bit of a kiwi vibe infiltrating ‘Giving Up the Day’ and ‘Some Might Call Us Happy,’ with both songs hinting at what Chris Knox/Tall Dwarfs were so blithely trying to convey a quarter century or so ago. ‘In the Shade of Tunnel Trees’ and ‘Blue Sky moon’ flaunt a more robust sonic palette, while another key album highlight, ‘Forty’ is a brisk, minite and a half burst of campfire pop, packing an infectious harmony. In short, even though I wasn’t treated to the new For Against album I had initially anticipated, I got something just as rewarding, and you just might as well.”

Read the entire review here

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