From the music of his sophomore LP You, Forever, It’s easy to see how New York songwriter Sam Evian has scored opening slots for bands like Whitney and Teenage Fanclub. The influence of the former is particularly strong on this album, a collection of wistful jangles that owes quite a debt to bands like The Byrds. The reel-to-reel machine used to track You, Forever lends the record a nice sheen of authenticity too.
Staff note from Clinton:
Initially this seems like just another pleasant singer songwriter album in the vein of Whitney who Sam Evian has toured with but 'Health Machine' gives a more skewed take on classic rock with nods to John Lennon and Alex Chilton at their most wracked. This willingness to experiment is also seen on ';country' which hits some unexpected chords and has some unexpected noises in tow. A lot like Stephen Steinbrink vocally, this record suggests that this New York songwriter is better when he's weirder. For fans of Big Star and Elliott Smith.
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