Ryan Garbes: "Boys Are Back"

Garbes worked his way through some familiar names (Wet Hair, Raccoo-oo-oon) before striking out under his given name with releases on Arbor and NNA Tapes. Now, Woodsist's little sister label Hello Sunshine brings his first full-length creation to light. Sweet Hassle is a collection of Velvets-throwback haze-pop; it's heavy on summer evening vibes, and trades dissonance and groove in equal favor. There's a homespun, shambolic vibe that runs through the album, reflecting Garbes' Iowa, college town exile. Above all, it's a work that's delightfully stuck in its own head, mashing together the convergent threads of a dozen malleable influences and slicing out new forms from the discord. --Andy French, Raven Sings the Blues

MP3: Ryan Garbes: "Boys Are Back"

Sweet Hassle is available soon from Hello Sunshine

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Posted by ravensingstheblues on 05/04/2011 at 9 a.m..

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