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Hello June (from the album Artifacts available on 31 Tigers Records)
(by Bryant Liggett)
Hello June have a stellar Roots Rock resume, with members who have been part of bands such as Calexico, Lambchop, and The Veronicas to name a few. Brimming with talent, Hello June possess the ability to throw cuts around that pull from every corner of the Indie Roots world. Their latest release, Artifacts, does just that.
Album opener “Sometimes”, and the following track in “Honey I Promise”, have a vibe that’s part New Wave, part Athens-Georgia Roots Rock, where subtle hints of jangle in the former and a pulsing rhythm of the latter set a solid pace that harkens to indie pioneers of the 1980’s. There’s a dreamy sadness to “Napkin”, where ambient pedal steel gives the song a soft and floating feeling, a wonderful, yet stark, contrast to the rocking pace of “Faded Blue” and “23”.
Hello June will also keep it simple, “The Moon” just featuring traces of guitar offering light support under Sarah Rudy’s vocals, which come off through the record hushed but beautiful. This is a West Virginia band, and they throw out a big nod to The Mountain State with a cover of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” to close the record. While the original melody of the song is there, it’s offered up spacey and a lush, psychedelic Roots observation on an old-familiar cut. It’s a solid nod to their home to wrap up a solid album of Modern Indie Roots Rock. (by Bryant Liggett)
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