Hello June Fool

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Rebounding from the tangled end of their Atlantic label stint and coming up smelling of roses, Madder Rose on Hello June Fool don't merely find reasons to keep living, but share them with all. Namely some great songs; both Cote and Lorson come up with some humdingers throughout, the quiet but effective melange of styles they've pursued over time serving them quite well here. There's a definite air of wistful, smoky mystery throughout Hello June Fool, almost suggesting the touch of such acts as Portishead and Massive Attack, but, wisely, without an attempt to simply replicate those bands. If anything, there's a trippier, semi-stoner vibe from the start, thanks to "Feels Like...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Rebounding from the tangled end of their Atlantic label stint and coming up smelling of roses, Madder Rose on Hello June Fool don't merely find reasons to keep living, but share them with all. Namely some great songs; both Cote and Lorson come up with some humdingers throughout, the quiet but effective melange of styles they've pursued over time serving them quite well here. There's a definite air of wistful, smoky mystery throughout Hello June Fool, almost suggesting the touch of such acts as Portishead and Massive Attack, but, wisely, without an attempt to simply replicate those bands. If anything, there's a trippier, semi-stoner vibe from the start, thanks to "Feels Like Summer," one of the better heavy psych efforts of the '90s, the more so because the squalling guitar and slow pace is harnessed to Lorson's fine delivery of Cote's pop lyric. Lorson's singing throughout is as wonderful as one would hope it to be, strong and rich, arguably even better than ever -- check out her vocal sign-off on "Overflow" or her lovely turn on the dreamy "You Remember," which suggests the work of Lynn Canfield, only brighter and more direct. Cote's no slouch either -- besides handling production throughout quite well, he's busy creating a series of swirling textures on both guitar and keyboards, along with Lorson, that flesh out the songs well. Johnny Kick (here playing under his real name of Rick Kubic) again shows his facility for his chosen instrument by varying his drum work throughout, effortlessly tackling everything from steady throb to plenty of quietly funky breaks. Other highlights: "Hotel," with its combination of building arrangements that suddenly cut to the softest of chimes, and the fuzz-tone-laden "Goodbye June Fool," with Lorson singing lyrics about Cote about a woman named...Mary.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 711297158120
  • Catalog Number: 849118
  • Sales rank: 310,378

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Feels Like Summer (4:27)
  2. 2 Overflow (4:41)
  3. 3 Hotel (3:46)
  4. 4 Fade (3:45)
  5. 5 Goodbye June Fool (4:58)
  6. 6 Something (3:50)
  7. 7 You Remember (5:11)
  8. 8 Should Have Known (5:05)
  9. 9 Talking to Myself (4:47)
  10. 10 Train (4:46)
  11. 11 Dark Rain (6:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madder Rose Primary Artist
Billy Coté Guitar, Keyboards, Sampling
Mary Lorson Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Stark Saxophone
Chris Giammalvo Bass Guitar, Upright Bass
Jennie Stearns Background Vocals
Rick Kubic Drums
Joe Myer Violin
Technical Credits
Billy Coté Producer
Alan Douches Mastering
Will Russell Engineer
Bill Cote Producer
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