Alright You Restless

Alright You Restless

by Ages and Ages
     
 

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Reacting to what he saw as apathy in the Portland music scene, former Pseudosix frontman Tim Perry returns at the helm of his latest project, AgesandAges. Armed with dense, tent revival vocal harmonies and bright country-inflected pop arrangements, the band feels at times like a pastoral version of the…  See more details below

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Reacting to what he saw as apathy in the Portland music scene, former Pseudosix frontman Tim Perry returns at the helm of his latest project, AgesandAges. Armed with dense, tent revival vocal harmonies and bright country-inflected pop arrangements, the band feels at times like a pastoral version of the Polyphonic Spree, capturing a sense of exuberance and earnestness that has the potential to disarm even the most cynical listeners. This unabashed approach to songwriting makes Alright You Restless a refreshing departure from the waves of murky, detached pop that came in vogue with the rise of chillwave, offering listeners a brighter, more joyous alternative to lead them out of the musical fog. A lot of the credit for this light, effulgent sound goes to AgesandAges' huge seven-member lineup. Despite having so many cooks in the kitchen, the arrangements sound crisp and spontaneous, giving the album a real "in the moment" feeling that might've been lost had Perry decided to make this a bedroom recording project rather than a full-band affair. As it stands, the band is able to negotiate its way to a sound that's dense without ever becoming completely impenetrable, allowing all of the elements to shine through on songs like "So So Freely" and "Tap on Your Windowpane." In a way, Alright You Restless is an exercise in balance, maintaining enough ebullience to be engaging and uplifting without feeling theatrical or manic. This is a line that AgesandAges walk artfully, making their debut album one that'll leave fans hungry for a follow-up.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
Label:
Knitting Factory
UPC:
0720841110521
catalogNumber:
1105
Rank:
18127

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ages and Ages   Primary Artist
Daniel Hunt   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Rob Oberdorfer   Bass,Percussion,Vocals
Amanda Lawrence   Strings
John McDonald   Guitar,Vocals
Kate O'Brien-Clarke   Piano,Strings,Vocals
Annalisa Tornfelt   Strings
Brendan Rawlins   Strings
Lisa Stringfield   Percussion,Vocals
Graham Mackenzie   Percussion,Vocals
Tim Perry   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Alicia J. Rose   Cover Design
Adam Sorensen   Cover Painting
Eliza Sohn   Cover Design
Tim Perry   Arranger,Composer,Cover Design
Kevin Robinson   Producer,Engineer

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