Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, 'Marble Son' (Station Grey)

7
Marble Son
Critical Mass
Release Date: August 2, 2011
Label: Station Grey

by David Menconi

Alternative country, hell. Singer Jesse Sykes' fourth album with guitarist Phil Wandscher is more like alternative universe, a sprawling psych-rock vision that evokes the unsettling moment when you wake up from a half-remembered fever dream. Wandscher (an original member of Whiskeytown) drives the ship with riffage ranging from gently atmospheric to snarling quasi-metallic. Still, it's Sykes' voice that impresses. "It's hard to love, harder not to love," she murmurs on "Servant of Your Vision," sounding like a less-ravagedMarianne Faithfull -- but she's getting there.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 J. Cole — Be Free " 04:01
  • 2 Captain Murphy — Cosplay " 02:41
  • 3 Charli XCX — Break the Rules " 03:24
  • 4 Eve — The Beat Is So Crazy (featuring Madonna) " 04:00
  • 5 Roger Sellers — Waves " 06:30
  • 6 Dorian Concept — Ann River, Mn " 04:08

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA