Calhoun | Falter Waiver Cultivate (Artist Garage)

| Print |

cd_calhoun.jpgAnother solid late year album fit for the falling of leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not hard to instantly think of the bands that came before Calhoun. Best described by frontman Tim Locke as a pop band with an occasional pedal steel, Calhoun do indeed have their hands in more than one honey pot and this creates a slick album with an uncanny flow. Alt-country indie rock (or whatever you want to call it) for years has been one Telecaster twang from its death knell and Falter Waiver Cultivate may be one of the last albums before over-saturation.

This isn't to say that Calhoun should be denied their own identity, as Falter Waiver Cultivate is the sort of album bands across the nation wish they could have. There is a tricky balance between stepping out of the shadows and still being able to maintain the established qualities of their inspiring sources. Here, it's a mastery of harmony that makes the difference, a rare ability to blur the lines of song structure to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Even on slower songs such as "Drifting" and "Funeral for the Living," it's a full build up to some serious stimulation.

This may not be an album for rockists, but anyone no longer stoked on Tool will have little trouble appreciating the horns on "Silent Jagged Years" or the youthful shouts on "Apocalypse (A Love Story)." It is these and other little touches that keep each song special and drifting away from the typical. Thank God the lyrics just as soulful as the music.

Overall, Falter Waiver Cultivate is an honest, solid effort from this Fort Worth band and a nice progression from their self-titled debut. Now, let's enjoy the fuck out of whatever you want to call this type of music before it inevitably becomes this decade's trip hop. B+ | Bryan J. Sutter

RIYL: Wilco, Jim Guthrie, Death Cab for Cutie

order sildenafil online

From the Archive


Saturday, 02 August 2014 00:00
Monday, 09 March 2009 04:18
Thursday, 21 April 2011 12:34
Thursday, 07 October 2010 12:44
Thursday, 15 January 2009 17:00
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:00
Saturday, 23 November 2013 19:08
Thursday, 29 July 2010 12:40
Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:00
Monday, 09 April 2007 14:50

For the Couch

From the Theatre & Arts


Dirty-Dancing_75.gif
Monday, 27 October 2014 17:45
Midsummer-NIghts_75.gif
Monday, 27 October 2014 08:05
One-Man-Two-Guvnors_75.gif
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 21:43
Fiddler-on-the-Roof_75.gif
Saturday, 13 September 2014 14:36
Hello-DOLLY_75.gif
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 22:51