Cold Specks – I Predict a Graceful Explosion [sort of an album review]

by Woody on January 21, 2013

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Last SXSW, my pal Jefe and I got pretty bombed on Friday. After catching a great and very upbeat set by Pickwick, Jefe wound up checking IDs at the front door of Antone’s and I wound up sitting at the bar trying to fight on fumes.

Well, after Pickwick was the act Cold Specks. She had a beautiful voice but after rocking all day, being bombed and a sunburned it was tough to fully appreciate how amazing she was. Because of that, I largely ignored her album until emusic named it their favorite album of 2012.

Cold Specks is Al Spx and her voice is from generations ago. Since I righted the wrong, I have been listening to her amazing debut I Predict a Graceful Explosion on repeat. And while I could go into greater depths, I suggest reading this as it is what convinced me to buy it.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Alyeb January 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

Purchased. Awesome find Woodman.

Woody January 22, 2013 at 10:44 am

Becker, I’d like to take the credit but many people have been hip to her for far longer. That being said, she is fantastic.

Gumbrinus January 22, 2013 at 6:22 pm

We caught her live outside DC last Fall and she puts on a helluva show. Of course, with pipes like that, it’s hard not to be dazzled.

MyMusic January 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Oh HearYa…don’t you read my recommendations? I mentioned this gem back in July.
http://www.hearya.com/2011/12/13/best-albums-of-2011-so-far/

But seriously, you guys have introduced me to some great new tunes and I thank you for that!

Angelo February 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

They are opening for Jim James on his solo tour. I’m excited to see them in Philly.

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