New York duo Olden Yolk, perhaps named after what you’d find in the egg of an olden oose, are joined by a cast of additional musicians for their debut LP. Contemporary unease and urban experience inform these canny numbers, but the band renders them in a gentle and disarming Woodstock-psych sixties style.
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Over he trots. Our very own office Golden Retriever Ian with more records to review. "You might like this" he says. By gum he's right, It's lovely. Exactly my kind of thing. It's sparkling acoustic guitars and clipped production remind me of the best of the Hoboken sound. I'm talking the Feelies and early Yo La Tengo. 'Cut to the Quick' sounds like all my favourite things rolled into one and even has a Go-Betweens ish spoken word middle section. They have other good songs too.... 'Vital Sign' starts slowly as if it's going to be Galaxie 500 before bursting into a fabulous melody which breezes over the listener like ocean spray. They can have a more dirgy side too as exemplified on closer 'Takes One To Know One'.
I'm ashamed and frustrated that I only have a few songs to go on so my review score must reflect that I haven't heard about half of the record. Just watch the video for 'Cut to the Quick' and I think you might be sold.
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