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Feral Harmonic

Author: Tom
09/25/2009 | Bagofsongs.com | www.bagofsongs.com | Feature
Old Canes is the side project of Appleseed Cast singer/guitarist Chris Crisci. Breaking away from soaring shoegazey sound of Appleseed Cast, Old Canes sophomore release Feral Harmonic is an organic mix of driving, rhythmic, drums and percussion layered with an assortment of frantic acoustic guitars, banjo and even some toy piano and trumpet amongst other sounds. Not surprising that the rhythm is a focal point as the album was recorded over a three and half year period starting with the drum tracks and using a wide cast of musical friends gradually building the textures of other instrumentation over top. It all coalesces into a folky roots based sound that is simultaneously soft and acoustic and percussive and loud at the same time. Check out Little Bird Courage, a great starting point from which the rest of the album takes off and expands on, the shuffling The Last Collapse, the percussive Sweet, one of my personal faves which breaks into a hypnotic coda that's an indie rock equivalent to the outro of I Am The Walrus , the lilting Under, to the strummy, melodic, Flower Faces ,every song is an addictive listen.

[Release Date 10.20.09]

Old Canes Supporting Cast for Feral Harmonic
John Anderson (White Whale, Boys Life), drums
Kelly Hangauer (4th Of July), trumpet
Jeff Stoltz (Drakkar Sauna), harmophone
Joey Henry (Calamity Cubes), backing vocals
Jordan Geiger (Minus Story, Hospital Ships)backing vocals
Lucas Oswald (Minus Story, Hospital Ships) backing vocals, cello, hammer dulcimer
John Momberg (The Dactyls, Appleseed Cast), drums
Tyler French (original Old Canes drummer turned union organizer) drums

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