JUNIPER RISING: Self-titled: Cassette

Sep 18, 2013

If you know anything about Burger Records you’ll know that they’re pretty big on that huge Phil Spector-style production, which works really well with the kind of power pop and ‘60s revival bands they’ve made popular. So what if they put out a country band? Same fuckin’ thing—huge, shimmering, surfy (Surf twang? Country twang? Who’s counting?) reverberated guitars, with a steel guitar in the mix as well. The female vocals are high in the mix, lackadaisical and airy, and best when they all harmonize. It’s an upbeat, pleasant listen, in spite of the crying in your beer lyrics.

 –Craven Rock (Burger,