"So That The World May Sing Far Away Music, Honky"
Genres: indie rock, psych-rock
May 5 - 11 2003
definitely not without its problems, Poor Luther's Bones' So
The World May Sing Far Away Music, Honky is a fun and genuinely
diy-minded romp through indie rock territory with an eye for
psychedelic and progressive influences.
The main problem with So
That The World... is a lack of that
type of impassioned excitement that we've come to expect from rock
bands. I'm not saying that bands have to sound like they're
clutching desperately to every guitar chord, but there should at least
be something there. On many of this album's tracks, Poor
Luther's Bones' singer Garth Forsyth sounds entirely
apathetic - and not in that hipster too-cool-for-you way that we've
all come to (pretend we) love.
Anyhow, with that aside, there's still a lot to like here.
The opener "Walking Time Bomb" is a creepy, minor-key wave
of crunchy sound that, although poorly-recorded, is surprisingly
enjoyable. "Vipers" is similar, except with more
energy and a bit more enthusiasm in the vocals; spacey guitarwork also
opens up a whole new dimension to the listener. Meanwhile, the
eerie "Night Garden" is enough to give you chronic
This is a good CDR, but it has it's problems. Once Poor
Luther's Bones muster up some enthusiasm, they could be a musical
force to be reckoned with. And I want to be there to see it
15 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]