Album Reviews: Who's Got Trouble? by ShivareeThe velvety torch-and-twang tenor of singer/songwriter Ambrosia Parsley -- her name alone is delicious -- permeates Shivaree's third full-length record like smoke through a saloon filled with carnies. The trio's sophisticated blend of spacious alt-country and dark pop with Tin Pan Alley sensibilities -- keyboardist Danny McGough toured with Tom Waits -- more than lives up to the band name, which is derived from the French word charivari, meaning "a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple." Parsley, who sounds like a mischievous composite of Neko Case, Jill Sobule, and Aimee Mann, feels just as natural assuming the role of torchy vamp ("Lost in a Dream") as she does a wounded heart pining for her "Mexican Boyfriend," and "Little Black Mess," with its sensuous strings and jazzy piano, comes off like a moon-drunk cross between Björk and Nick Cave.
At its core, Who's Got Trouble? is the soundtrack to a late-night road trip, and nowhere is that more apparent than on the subtle closer, "I Will Go Quietly." With its atmospheric banjo bookends and lonely last-cigarette-before-the-sun-comes-up imagery, it leaves the listener with an alarming sense of place and an unsettling case of Twin Peaks creeps. - James Christopher Monger, All Music Guide
Ice Cube To Star In Disney Version of "Oliver Twist"
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:21:27
Prince, The Rolling Stones, Jack White To Release Exclusive Vinyl On Record Store Day Black Friday 2016
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:15:53
The Shins Return With Spooky "Dead Alive"
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:10:09
Maynard James Keenan Details Tool and Rage Against The Machine's Formations In New Autobiography
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:05:56
Neil Young Releasing 38th Album "Peace Trail" In December
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:35:21
Tipling Rock Talks "Low Tide Love"
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:08:39
'Inside Llewyn Davis' All-Stars Honor Greenwich Village Heyday
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:04:00
Justin Moore's Outrageous Hiney Song
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:56:00
Farewell 'Breaking Bad': Earth Below Us, Drifting Falling
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:45:00
Paul McCartney Responds to Lost Fan Letter, 50 Years Later
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:30:00