The Wooden Sky – Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun [Album Review]

by Woody on July 27, 2012

The Wooden Sky’s albums don’t jump out at you with a catchy single that lures you in. They just slowly ease into your conscious over several listens. And even then it is a slow burn much like the style of their music. Their blend of indie and alt-country slowly soaks into your being.

Much like their last effort, If I Don’t Come Home, You’ll Know I’m Gone, Every Child takes a few times through to discover the nuances that make it a real treat. Lead singer, Gavin Gardiner’s vocals are languid as he leads the band through a number of tunes that would appeal to fans of The Head & The Heart.

My favorite track, Take Me Out, harkens of a day when the late Dick Clark was hosting American Bandstand with its distinctive 50s feel. Your fight Will Not Be Long has the protagonist coming to grips with the death of a loved one. The subtle flourishes the band provides in backing Gardiner are fantastic and the outro with the horns twisting around each other is a beautiful touch to a well-written tune.

It’s taken me awhile to really appreciate this album. Between this and the predecessor If I Don’t Come Home, I really feel like they have one truly great album. Both are quite good and in steady rotation, but I think the next one is going to be one that catapults them to another level.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

John Cathal O'Brien July 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm

wow, amazing song!! thx for the introduction.

Scott Battagler July 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

After reading this and sampling, I am now more looking forward to seeing the Wooden Sky open up for Jessica Mayfield on August 1st, here in KC..

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