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Southern Gothic
     

Southern Gothic

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by The Constellations
 

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On this dance-heavy debut, the Constellations attempt to do for Atlanta what Beck once did for Los Angles -- that is, give voice to a city's cultural makeup by paying special attention to its funkier side. Atlanta has already been chronicled by everyone from Butch Walker to

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On this dance-heavy debut, the Constellations attempt to do for Atlanta what Beck once did for Los Angles -- that is, give voice to a city's cultural makeup by paying special attention to its funkier side. Atlanta has already been chronicled by everyone from Butch Walker to Big Boi, but the Constellations take their own approach, hewing close to a brand of psychedelic hip-hop that makes room for electronica, cabaret, and pop. Overseeing the musical melting pot is vocalist Elijah Jones, who raps with a casual, world-weary cadence and sings in a competent baritone. Backed by Animal Collective producer Ben Allen and multi-instrumentalist Devin Donnelly -- not to mention guest rappers like Cee-Lo, who trades verses during "Love Is a Murder" -- Jones sketches a broad picture of a city filled with neon, sex, late-night revelers, and last calls. Some songs could be applied to any metropolis, but the band gets specific during tunes like "Setback," where space-age synths underscore lyrics of street violence, and "Stand Right Up," which turns a Tom Waits sample into a play-by-play beat poem of Atlanta's seedy nightlife.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2010
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
5099945718724
catalogNumber:
57187

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Performance Credits

Constellations   Primary Artist
Sigurdur "Siggy" Birkis   Drums
Ben H. Allen   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Alaina Terry   Percussion,Background Vocals,Group Member
Julian Dorio   Drums
Ryan Davis   Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
Devin Donnelly   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Wes Hoffman   Bass
Trevor Birdsong   Guitar,Group Member
Shabnam Bashiri   Percussion,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jason Nackers   Drums,Group Member
Jamie Gordon   Keyboards,Group Member
Elijah Jones   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Group Member
Bradley Hagen   Drums

Technical Credits

Tom Waits   Composer
Ben H. Allen   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Mike Ski   Art Direction
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Graham Marsh   Engineer
Paul Sheehy   Engineer

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