Album Review: Cast Off Your Human Form by The Gentle Guest

Album Name: Cast Off Your Human Form
Artist: The Gentle Guest
Year/Label: 2010 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I threw this album in my car one day and ended up listening to it all week. I am not even sure how to describe this style of music (I guess I could go read other reviews, but that would just influence me too much).

But after listening to the record the first time, later in the day I had the song ‘Zoot Suit Riot’ in my head. So I guess at least subconsciously, they remind me of the Cherry Poppin Daddies.

But I also wrote down (not while I was driving!) that they reminded me of the Squirrel Nut Zippers. More the lead singer’s voice rather than in style.

There are a bunch of really cool songs on here: Scatter the Ashes, Rumor Mill, but I think my favorite track is Death, She Comes. It’s just so interesting.

Dirgy, hot summer music. Enjoy! Even though it’s fall. Sorry ’bout that.

Track Listing
1. Rumor Mill
2. To Pay the Piper
3. Judgment
4. Laughing Bells
5. Death, She Comes
6. Bravado and Pine
7. Scatter the Ashes
8. Who Is Gonna Love You
9. The Loaded Gun
10. Modern Gods
11. Just You Wait
12. The Morning Star

[The Gentle Guest Official Site]

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