[image-4]Published June 12, 2008.
(White Whale Records)
Culture Reject is the solo project of Toronto musician Michael O'Connell, formerly of Guelph band Black Cabbage. Culture Reject comes from a realm of quiet, quirky indie-pop and brings in a host of impressive assistance, including Jim Guthrie as a backup instrumentalist and Andy Magoffin, producer for the Constantines and Great Lake Swimmers. Songs alternately show influences of blues, salsa, pop, folk and carousels; there's an ethereal quality to the whole album. O'Connell is an accomplished musician and the tracks here are carefully crafted. Although nothing quite jumps out, it's a good soundtrack to a rainy afternoon or quiet spring night.
posted by BRENNAN MCCRACKEN, Nov 10/16
Nimble and buoyant comments 0
posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Sep 3/15
A multi-pack of fresh-baked tracks comments 0
posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Aug 20/15
Juice is cool as hell comments 0
posted by TARA THORNE, Jul 23/15
Bahamas is critically acclaimed–yet again. comments 0
posted by DOUG TAYLOR, May 7/15
Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test (Pheremone) comments 0
posted by ADRIA YOUNG, Apr 2/15
Thrillah EP (independent) comments 0