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But, amid all these similarities and base reference points, there are snatches on the album which suggest Bondy is an original: Guided by chiming guitars, soft percussion and believefs vocals, Believers is an wonderfully wintery listen.
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This is a collection of hypnotizing, shape-shifting songs that, like our worst dreams, linger a lot longer than we expect them to. Fat Possum Genre s: Believers is the type of album that demands to be digested as a whole, preferably on a chilly October evening with an adult beverage or za close by.
Having experienced the fickle nature of the music industry with failed grunge experiment Verbena in the late Nineties, the Alabama troubadour retreated, as so many wistful musician types do nowadays, to a barn in the Catskills mountains near New York.
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A.A. Bondy: Believers
Rob Schnapfwho co-produced Believers with Bondyhas given this music a spacious tone that's the aural equivalent of a classic film noir, with the moon gleaming off rain slick streets, and it's a superb match for Bondy and his songs, fusing beauty, mystery, and menace at all turns. My Chemical Romance confro The authors' whose works we share with you in PopMatters' 80 Best Books of -- from a couple of notable reissues to a number of excellent debuts -- poignantly capture how the political is deeply personal, and the personal is undeniably, and beautifully, universal.
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This is, at heart, an off-piste country record, its author spurning acoustic guitars for muted electric rumblings and murmurs of organ. Bondy trudges along without much to believe in, but his instilled confidence tells otherwise. Bondy 's songs on Believers aren't much on narrative specifics, but he sure knows how to create an ambience, and there's a sorrowful beauty in his vocals that's tremendously effective; while he never sounds for a minute like he's forcing himself, this ranks with the very best singing Bondy has done in the recording studio to date.
After several years in the wilderness, Bondy reinvented himself as a folk singer, subsequently eblievers two albums full of acoustic Americana that won him comparisons to other hard living troubadours like Ryan Adams and Justin Townes Earle. Bondy summoned up a compelling late-night mood on his album When the Devil's Looseand for 's BelieversBondy 's music has crept further into the darkest hours of the early morning, conjuring up a sound that lurks somewhere between consciousness and a dream.
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Socks - JD McPherson. The world he resides in on Believers could be a snow-globe, shaken softly, with Bondy its sole, lonely inhabitant.
The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Room 25 - Noname. Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: The songs here unfold slowly and quietly, like ice thawing from the branches of an oak tree or melting on the grill of an abandoned belivers. Luckily, not all of these dreams are nightmares. That's a good thing.
Bondy's third belkevers isn't drastically different from its two predecessors, 's American Hearts and 's grossly overlooked When The Devil's Loose. The 60 Best Songs of playlist Mixed Media. Believers isn't a rousing album.