March 19, 2008


Speaking of Karate.....

Arist - Glorytellers

Title - S/T

Hometown - Somerville, MA

Label - Southern Records

Street Date - 2/26

RIYL - Karate, Geoff Farina, a Jawbox 45 on 33

Hooray! At last a non super jazzy record from Geoff Farina of Karate fame. Glorytellers is less jazz and more of a Spanish influenced minor chord production meets old Karate. Telling a different story of survival, each song here narrates a hushed tale. These are bedtime stories with adult themes of Makers Mark, blood, and piss... never have lullabies left a listener so soothed yet so uneasy.

It is difficult to find a decent lyricist these days but for those who care about the words behind a record, this one is for you, and luckily all the lyrics are printed in the CD sleeve.

PS: This S/T release also features Gavin McCarthy (Karate, Cul de Sac), Joshua Larue (Him/Mice Parade), Luther Gray III (Ida, Joe Morris Trio).

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