Speaking of finger in the ear 70's folkie - I was really disappointed
in this new collective featuring David Grubbs. Its called The Wingdale
Community Singers. I was expecting something more experimental, challenging,
interesting, thought provoking from the man from Gastr Del Sol but this
is just very well produced folk music that has no rough edges or quirks to it.
That said, one quick look at the sleeve notes reveals the songs are mostly
written by the other 2 parts of the collective (who I haven't heard of I'm
afraid). As the album wears on the songs get an odder edge but nothing beyond
what you'd hear at any run of the mill folk festival. So in summary - late
period Pentangle meets REM's last album. We also have a 7" by
the same band that has appeared at the same time. It has 2 tracks (one is a non
album track). The main track is quite a twee duet in a folky stylee. Both on Agenda.