Saturday, July 27, 2013

Above The Golden State

Above The Golden State - Above The Golden State (2008) Sparrow Records
Produced by Steve Wilson
Tracks : 1.Loud and clear 2.Gaze into your eyes 3.Sound of your name 4.Streets 5.I´ll love you so 6.Comeback 7.Love 8.Chapter 13 9.Scared 10.One thirty nine 11.The haunting 12.All my heart 13.Real to reel
3,5 out of 5

The Portland based trio Above The Golden State is led by singer/songwriter Michael Watson and he´s joined by Tim Aylward on keyboards and Brook Mosser on drums (Telecast). Their self titled debut album on Sparrow records is a timeless christian rock/pop affair influenced by bands like Weezer and Delirious?. You can describe their sound as westcoast rock meeting good ol´ powerpop, there´s no doubt this record is done by pro´s - every single melody, music part and song arrangement is classy. This is music to daydream to or just get in the right feel-good mood, I would like to applause Michael Watson´s fantastic vocal performance. For fans of Seven Places, Mainstay and David Crowder Band.

(published at in 2008)

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