Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

GIANT SAND

Provisions

2008-09-19

The main force behind this band is Arizona native Howe Gelb. He channels his inner Leonard Cohen for vocals as well as playing guitar and piano. This album was recorded mostly in Denmark with Danish musicians on bass, drums, and slide guitar. The addition of the Electric Apes (from Canada)horn section on several tracks makes this alt-country album a truly international affair. Several guests join in on vocals, notably Neko Case on the country-noir "Without A Word" and M. Ward on "Can Do" (sounding quite a bit like Johnny Cash, no less). This seems to be the perfect album for a night-long drive through the desert. Unfortunately, living in Michigan, we'll just have to listen and use our imagination. Reviewed by Rebecca Ruth

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Folk

  • reviewed 02/2004

    Viktor Krauss
    Far from Enough

  • reviewed 05/2010

    MEG HUTCHINSON
    The Living Side

  • reviewed 12/2010

    HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL FAMILY
    FAMILY

  • reviewed 04/2008

    Kris Delmhorst
    Shotgun Singer

  • reviewed 01/2017

    Blake Rainey & His Demons
    Helicopter Rose

  • reviewed 06/2006

    The Del McCoury Band
    The Promised Land

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.