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

Published in Volume 66, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 17, 2011)

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