LITTLE GOLD: On the Knife: LP

After leaving his other bands, Christian DeRoeck has reinvented himself with the help of his two bandmates. Released in ‘09, this debut is mellow lo-fi folk at its best with viola, lap steel, accordion, and twelve string guitar. Like Thom Yorke, Little Gold manages to create a lonely, solitary atmosphere with DeRoeck’s expressive but understated vocals. The lyrics are witty, somber prose paired with inventive, refreshing melodies like in “Sympathy Chain” and “On the Knife.” They have a great song structure which reminds me of The Black Keys’ Brothers and Band Of Horses. Little Gold really shines. Recommended.

 –Kristen K (Adagio 830)