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Fresh from their recent split with the mighty Woods here come Shrimper veterans Amps for Christ with a brand new record. You can see why they were paired together, Amps for Christ have the same ramshackle back porch acoustic strumalong stylings as their younger companions but with much more of a nod towards folk inspired twiddling. By the time the second track ‘Earth is Spinning’ roll ...

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Canyons Cars and Crows by Amps For Christ
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8/10 Clinton Staff review, 24 April 2014

Fresh from their recent split with the mighty Woods here come Shrimper veterans Amps for Christ with a brand new record. You can see why they were paired together, Amps for Christ have the same ramshackle back porch acoustic strumalong stylings as their younger companions but with much more of a nod towards folk inspired twiddling.

By the time the second track ‘Earth is Spinning’ rolls around I can either hear a sitar or something that sounds like one. Opener ‘Canyon Cars and Crows’ though has already infiltrated itself into my psyche by way of some semi random Fotheringay style guitar and a flute a fluttering. ‘Sailors Searching’ is rather good too. Simple, lazily strummed acoustic guitar sits beneath a wandering randomly. Its just lovely, reminding me of lost Aussie answer to Syd Barrett Pip Proud and/or MV & EE having a fireside strumathon.

How can something so new sound this ancient? There’s a kind of sea shanty feel to the tracks as if the songs have been passed down through generations and hastily recorded on some dusty old recording equipment before being left in the hull of a ship. Glorious homespun lo-fi music.


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