Lake Bottom LP

Lake Bottom LP

by The Chapin Sisters
     
 
The Chapin Sisters present rather sober singer/songwriter folk on their debut album, prettily sung in arrangements that emphasize the three sisters' close vocal harmonies. It's not folk music of the traditional kind, but it doesn't feel quite right calling it folk-rock either, as the arrangements have very little rock influence,

Overview

The Chapin Sisters present rather sober singer/songwriter folk on their debut album, prettily sung in arrangements that emphasize the three sisters' close vocal harmonies. It's not folk music of the traditional kind, but it doesn't feel quite right calling it folk-rock either, as the arrangements have very little rock influence, dominated by Abigail Chapin and Lily Chapin's acoustic guitars, with some bass and electric violin being heard as well. Much of the material focuses on quirky relationship songs, with twists on romantic clichés that are so deadpan that they could easily be mistaken for straightforward love tunes if you didn't listen closely. Any satirical elements are certainly far less overt than they are in the songs of, say, Loudon Wainwright III, and the songs are perhaps too smoothly and seriously sung for any intended irony to be fully appreciated. Words aside, it's attractively performed and crafted with more unusual bittersweet melodies than is common for the genre, though it's not a stunner in these departments. "I Hate the Moon" is a standout for its eeriness, accentuated by guest David Coulter's singing saw.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Plain
UPC:
0646315513028
catalogNumber:
130

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chapin Sisters   Primary Artist
Abigail Chapin   Guitar,Group Member
Lily Chapin   Guitar,Group Member
David Coulter   Electric Violin,Singing Saw
Louis Stephens   Keyboards
Thom Monahan   Organ,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Mike Daly   Guitar
Jessica Craven   Group Member

Technical Credits

Abigail Chapin   Composer,Drawing
Lily Chapin   Composer
Thom Monahan   Producer,Engineer
Patrick Roques   Art Direction
Mike Daly   Producer
Jessica Craven   Composer
Chapin Sisters   Composer

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