Album Review: So Long, Scarecrow by Scarling

Album Name: So Long, Scarecrow
Artist: Scarling
Year/Label: 2005 / Sympathy for the Record Industry

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Scarling follow a well-received ep with this full-length cd. Singer Jessicka used to be in Jack Off Jill.

The album starts well with the dream poppy “Hello London”, awash with banks of distortion and a cooing vocal.

“Bummer” weds My Bloody Valentine’s walls of guitars with Lush’s pop sense. In fact, this record recalls the early nineties so called shoe-gazing era. Yes, time flies.

“Manorexic” has a great melody and Jessicka’s vocal is truly gorgeous.

“Caribou and Cake” merges noise and a sugar-spun melody effortlessly.

The concluding title track is very sad but moving. It’s a great way to end one of my favorite albums of the year.

Posted on December 16, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Hello London
2. City Noise
3. Broken Record
4. (Northbound On) Cahvenga
5. Teenage Party Letdown
6. Bummer
7. Manorexic
8. In The Pretend World
9. Stapled To The Mattress
10. Like A Killer
11. Caribou And Cake
12. We Are The Music Makers
13. So Long, Scarecrow

[Scarling Official Site]


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