And the Giraffe
From Gainsville, Florida, the duo of Nick Roberts and Josh Morris deliver a sparse, beautiful little EP here. Recorded, produced and mixed this past summer by the band, these ambient/folk/pop ditties are easy on the ears. Kicking off with the soon-to-be-mix-tape-staple Underground Love, the collection also includes the whispers of 1055 and some Joshua Tree-era guitar on Magic 8. Closer Still has some loose percussion and horns that help to flesh things out a little, though it’s a good thing they only appear on this one track, making it a little more special. For fans of early Dallas Green or even Elliott Smith, this duo should be on your radar, and as a “pay what you want” (or free) download on Bandcamp, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be. Download the EP at http://andthegiraffe.bandcamp.com/album/something-for-someone.
Published in Volume 66, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 17, 2011)