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Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)

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Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)

Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb
Label: Barsuk Records | # BARK36 | Scans included | 00:52:42
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock

Oh, My Girl, the second album by singer/songwriter Jesse Sykes and her band the Sweet Hereafter – led by Phil Wandscher – picks up where her debut, Reckless Burning, left off. Songs are played at cough-syrup tempo, production is sparse, instrumentation equally so, offering just enough of a frame for the melody and lyrics to hang themselves on, and everything, absolutely everything, is underplayed. There is plenty of dynamic tension, but little to no dynamic range. Yes, this is a good thing. Sykes' ghostly voice, which hovers about her words more than inhabits them, has enough old-world folkiness, raw – if intentionally muted – willingness, and lonesome country pain in it to carry off these tunes with authority. Produced, mixed and engineered by multi-instrumentalist Tucker Martine, Oh, My Girl is full of slow, dipping passion, moody expressionism and poetic smarts to make it stand out in a sensual, narcotic way from the rest of the gothic alterna-twang pack. And one more thing: Sykes has more emotion in the grain of her halting, cracking voice than a whole army of Margo Timmins'es – so let the comparisons stop now, please.

Review by Thom Jurek, Allmusic.com

Barsuk's newest signing tramples the confining fences of alt-country, crafting sleepy meditations on American music and the human condition.

There's no way around that voice. On her second album leading The Sweet Hereafter, Jesse Sykes tries valiantly to showcase her crack backing band, favoring phrasing that leaves room for Phil Wandscher's meticulously crafted guitar peels, or a subtle mood affirmation from violinist Anne Marie Ruljancich. But the sailors know it's Sykes' alto dashing ships on the rocks, and challenging the alt-country tag at the same time. "Your black eyes remind me/ Of the dreaming dead," Sykes sings over some kind of reworked psych-folk rhythm, and she sounds like a suddenly un-shy Chan Marshall flirting dangerously with her inner Arthur Lee.

Hailing from the wet winds of Seattle, Jesse and Wandscher– together with Ruljancich, bassist Bill Herzog, and consistently understated drummer Kevin Warner– have been crafting sleepy meditations on American music and the human condition since 2002's gorgeously strong-jawed Reckless Burning. Still, it's Oh, My Girl that will give them their due, since (paging Seth Cohen and Death Cab for Cutie) their new label, Barsuk, has promotional balls. Example? Girl recently broke through to the l'il smokies 'n' cocktails affluence crowd with a fawning review on NPR's All Things Considered. Damn right it was fawning– with their new record, Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter easily trample the confining fences of y'allternative, instead aiming steadily for mystery salons held in the narthexes of brokedown cathedrals.

"He took the fall/ 'Cause some things in life are still worth a good brawl." "Tell the Boys"' hard-hours morning light shuffle is only a blank page for Sykes' pointed suggestion of a lyric. The story doesn't finish– there's regret, and people getting sober, and the title's resigned request– but the images shuttle through Wandscher's guitar leads like otherworldly newsreels. On "You Are Not Gotten Here", Ruljancich's violin suggests the brittle melancholy of Nick Drake's "Cello Song", but there's something purer and darker in Sykes singing "there's fire on your tongue," backed up by guitars that are either sad drinking partners or friends enlisted to help bury a body.

Review by Johnny Loftus, Pitchfork.com


Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)



Tracklist:

01. Oh, My Girl (4:38)
02. You Are Not Gotten Here (4:17)
03. Troubled Soul (5:09)
04. The Dreaming Dead (6:04)
05. Your Eyes Told (5:31)
06. Tell The Boys (3:53)
07. Birds Over Water (6:37)
08. Winter Hunter (5:27)
09. House By The Lake (5:32)
10. Grow A New Heart (5:34)


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Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter / Oh, My Girl

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Analyzed: Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Oh, My Girl
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Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (2004)