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Sessions 27 — Pick of the week!

May 14, 2012

Sessions 27 pick of the week album is “Little Hell”, from City and Colour. You may recognize the name because they are billed on this year’s Rhythm and Roots line up. This is a show you won’t want to miss and you should get a jump start on checking them out beforehand.
Dallas Green’s lyrics are chalked full of vivid imagery and the vocals are delivered with heart-wrenching emotion. He uses minimal arrangements on "The Grand Optimist" and "O'Sister and on other tracks there are moments when Green offers up something completely outside of the box. The album opener, "We Found Each Other In the Dark", builds a weepy country vibe. "Weightless" has a clattering arrangement that seems inspired by Ragged Glory-era Neil Young. The lead single, "Fragile Bird", even has a groove that will get your toe tapping just a little bit. All of these make it an album worth picking up and giving a listen to.

A personal favorite track is "Natural Disaster". The song is up tempo and upbeat in feel. Despite that, and the catchy little hook, the lyrics still make it a dark song. It's a juxtaposition that works fantastically.

To find this album and many more come on by Sessions 27 at 505 State St.