Download links and information about Glorytellers by Glorytellers. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 33:27 minutes.
|Genre:||Rock, Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic|
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|3.||Awake At the Wheel||2:55|
|6.||Blood On the Shine||3:08|
The latest project from Geoff Farina (Karate, Secret Stars) finds him abandoning the jazzy art rock of his previous trio for a more stripped-down folk-blues approach. It's fitting, given that one of the reasons cited for Karate's breakup was Farina's long bout with tinnitus, that the instrumentation on Glorytellers' eponymous debut is decidedly quiet and sparse, with only a couple dueling guitar tracks (an acoustic rhythm track beneath a clean electric lead), occasionally harmonized vocals, and hushed drums. The rhythms of these songs, while not as groovy as Gavin McCarthy's work in Karate, do have their own charming off-time shuffle, with Luther Gray III brushing out rolling triplets and bouncy two-steps. But the real focal point here is the vocals, which carry on the more narrative style of the later days of Karate. Farina tells stories of common people using vivid imagery over elegiac yet uplifting melodies, delivered with his trademark careful phrasing and clever wordplay. And no matter how down in the dumps his characters find themselves — whether they be a friend who is consistently on the wrong side of the law ("Pry"), a teen mom raising a child without her family's blessing ("Camouflage"), or misguided families who mistakenly vote for legislation that could take their children from them ("Quarantine") — they somehow amazingly share a positive outlook, and the album is oddly reassuring. This kind of resilience, combined with the warm, intimate intricacies of Farina's fluid and effortless guitar lines, makes Glorytellers a true comfort to listen to.