GARDEN CITY REFUGEE: When Language Runs Dry…: CD

May 08, 2013

This one man band out of Oregon specializes in disillusioned, acoustic folk punk. With a voice a shade lighter than NickCave, he laments over lost girls and big business oppression, spewing words as fast as the disclaimer of any pharmaceutical commercial. While I think what he’s got to say is worthy of listening to, I can’t help but wish the tracks had more cadence. One of my gripes with acoustic stuff is that without a huge rhythm section, the singer has to be able to convey rhythm or it just sounds like a stream of words with someone strumming disjointedly in the background. Just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.

 –Kristen K (Self-released, [email protected])