Monday, November 8, 2010
With its frank and personal folk- and country-influenced personality, our Jam of the Day, "Summer Fruit," has a bare, emotional style that's far from the innocent optimism and lighthearted psychedelia of Great Lakes' first two records.
And the band's new LP, Ways of Escape, is equally adorned with gentle guitar, stately piano, beautiful pedal steel, soulful organ and subtle-yet-powerful drumming. Ways of Escape is distinguished by the accomplished musicianship of the group of veteran players who made it.
Plus, it features an all-star line-up that includes musicians from Mice Parade, Beirut, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Ryan Adams, and more. So what's not to like?
Check it out below and go ahead and pick it up here.