"Comfort For The Traveler", Utah Carol's second full-length release, is an eclectic mix of art pop, folk, indie rock and americana seasoned with bitter sweet, boy / girl vocal harmonies. It is haunting, mysterious and melodic with songs about longing, unrealised dreams and the endless search for something that is forever just out of reach. Fans of Yo La Tengo, Mates Of State and The Carter Family will enjoy their wistful, country-tinged melodies.
The follow-up to last year's debut "Drag Queens And Limousines" continues Gauthier's exploration of the seedy side of life on the American underbelly. The female equivilant of Johnny Dowd she peoples her songs with losers on the edge, every day dramas and the universal themes of love and loneliness.
The Munich Records label is always good value when it comes to unearthing new Americana talent and the growly, grouchy dark americana mutterings of Kev Russell can now be added to the list. Straight from Austin Texas he has a snakebite charm and a heavy guitar throb to richocet in your brainbox.
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