Monday, September 24, 2012

The Farm Inc. (self-titled)

"Its debut album begins with 'Farm Party,' a rousing, stomping jubilee. ... From there, the group spins off into several directions, showing flexibility and, occasionally, real strength. 'The Train I’m On' opens with a resonant blues guitar, and 'Walkin’' has echoes of Jason Mraz’s easy-living lite rock, with some goofy scatting near the end. On the single 'Home Sweet Home,' the harmonies between [Damien] Horne — who has a smooth, light tone — and [Krista] Marie, who’s wrestling with real power, are refreshing. For a group with such lighthearted and sometimes loose ideas about country music, it’s a surprise that the album’s showstopper is its most dour song. But 'Be Grateful,' which falls into a grand country tradition of celebrating the downtrodden, is just that" (Jon Caramanica, "Gloriana, Farm Inc. and Christian Scott Release New Music," New York Times, 7/30/12).

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