Small Sur – Labor

  • July 24, 2013

Baltimore based slowcore band Small Sur has returned with their sophomore release, Labor – one of the most beautiful albums this year. Since their debut, the band expanded to include Dave Hadley (pedal steel) and Andy Stack (of Wye Oak – bass), who join Bob Keal, Austin Stahl and Andy Abelow. Labor is another superb release filled with top-notch writing poetic vignettes which compliment the style and pace of the instrumentation perfectly. Standouts include a set of stunningly beautiful songs about the sea (“The Salt”, “Bloomington”, and “Through The Blue”) as well as the title track about the promises of love. Labor is is subtle and gorgeous;; an album one can easily get lost in. – Written by JFelton

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