Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saredren Wells: Memories Are Hunting Horns... (2010)

A journey to Chicago to visit Tony inevitably resolved with a sojourn to Reckless Records where we plundered the dollar cds and bankrupted our billfolds for the night.  While rummaging around the racks, I picked up this tasty little guy Saredren Wells' debut album, Memories Are Hunting Horns...  I'll be honest, this was just one of those bargain bin joke purchases I made because the first track was called "For Wes Anderson (or You)" and it cost only 4 dimes. When I got back home and queued up the guy I was instantly blow away.  A soft voice, compelling acoustic guitar, and piercing violin dominate this extremely personal and sentimental album.  The gravity and emotion fill in nicely among the ranks of Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens.  Keep and eye out, this guy is going to explode.

Note: It is nowhere to be found online right now. A purchase from his independent label would be well worth it. Check out his website for a sweet video.

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