- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Snowglobe

“Snowglobe”

Super Sonic Sounds Records

Memphis is certainly not short on musical talent, and local boys Snowglobe are keeping at with this self-titled effort, their sixth album. “Easy” is a rousing opener, featuring some tricky vocals on the higher end of the male range from lead singer Brad Postlethwaite. Drummer Jeff Hulet offers up some serious percussion chops on “Walking With Her,” and “Birthday” may be the funkiest way to wish someone another trip around the sun that’s come along in many a musical moon. “One More Little Thing” bears the stamp of Weezer in its vocals and sardonically satiric look book on earlier life, and “Big and Bright” has an otherworldly quality about it that is somewhere between Radiohead and Renaissance by way of the Mamas and the Papas (trust me).

The sextet goes full-on experimental in “We Were in Love” and the two sounds collectively called “Universe.” The ennui of Southerners unused to winter is on full display in the smiler “We Have No Heat.”

In a city known primarily for blues, it’s great to see an act that seeks to elevate the Memphis soundscape to different, greater heights. Snowglobe is an act to catch as soon as you can.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide