Just as a refresher on who Such As Us is: I reviewed this band’s Priming The Pride EP this past June. They’re managed by Maureen Shames, who is also the publicist for Sid Bernstein – the man that brought the Beatles to America.
I really like this band and I would love to see them perform live! I’m hoping they start doing summer music festivals. This album inspires images of spreading out a blanket at a folk festival and just chilling to the music. Filled with songs with real meaning, it gives you something to think about…or you can just tap your toes and bob your head.
The four songs that were on their EP seem to have been fined tuned and join eleven other songs with beautiful harmonies (“Tall Town”) and some wonderful violin and flute solos.
Two new members have been added to the line-up, both of them percussionist and one providing back-up vocals. Michael and Joni seem to have provided more depth to Such As Us.
Such As Us will be having a CD Release Party this week and I truly wish I could be there to have the LIVE experience. If you’re in the NJ/NY area, here’s the info on the party:Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:30 pm Patsy’s Pizzeria 2287-91 First Ave. (near 118th St.) New York, NY
I rate this album: 3.5 out of 4 Beetles