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”:http://wilfullyobscure.blogspot.com/2012/02/cuppa-joe-tunnel-trees-2012-dromedary.html