Young Gravity

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All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
Whether L.A.'s Peter Walker has heard of the New Jersey bedroom pop phenom East River Pipe is anybody's guess, but several of the tracks on his sophomore effort, Young Gravity, wouldn't seem out of place on a Pipe disc. These are bright, tightly coiled songs that only partially mask a deep-seated gloominess. They're melodic but morose. But it's hardly an unlikable combination -- just ask Mark Oliver Everett, aka Eels, whom Walker also sometimes calls to mind. "39 Stars," the best song on the disc, is a tribute to a friend who died young; the title track, meanwhile, lands listeners alone in a stark and sterile hospital room. By the time "By a Thread," another excellently ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
Whether L.A.'s Peter Walker has heard of the New Jersey bedroom pop phenom East River Pipe is anybody's guess, but several of the tracks on his sophomore effort, Young Gravity, wouldn't seem out of place on a Pipe disc. These are bright, tightly coiled songs that only partially mask a deep-seated gloominess. They're melodic but morose. But it's hardly an unlikable combination -- just ask Mark Oliver Everett, aka Eels, whom Walker also sometimes calls to mind. "39 Stars," the best song on the disc, is a tribute to a friend who died young; the title track, meanwhile, lands listeners alone in a stark and sterile hospital room. By the time "By a Thread," another excellently ruminative and dark-edged track, rolls around, there can be no mistaking Walker's proclivity for songs that speak loudest to Paxil takers. It's a measure of his considerable talent, then, that even the sunniest of indie rock enthusiasts will add Young Gravity to their keeper stacks. Blinks of Jayhawk-ian smoothness seal Walker's sound; through all his troubles, his guitar occasionally soars, and so do his pleasingly reedy pipes. Count on him to capture the attention of Rhett Miller, Son Volt, and Wilco fans as well as East River Pipe diehards.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2006
  • Label: Dangerbird Spain
  • UPC: 185112000527
  • Catalog Number: 20005
  • Sales rank: 328,570

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Do I Know (2:36)
  2. 2 39 Stars (4:16)
  3. 3 Flagship (4:30)
  4. 4 Young Gravity (4:17)
  5. 5 Don't Think Twice (3:15)
  6. 6 Talk to You (3:20)
  7. 7 Sleepin' Around (2:25)
  8. 8 New Orleans (4:04)
  9. 9 Preacher (2:47)
  10. 10 By a Thread (4:43)
  11. 11 On TV (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Walker Primary Artist, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Lisa Klipsic Background Vocals
Scotty McPherson Drums
Jim Fairchild Bass, Guitar
Aaron Espinoza Keyboards, Background Vocals
Aaron Burtch Drums
Rusty Logsdon Bass
Scott Macpherson Drums
Ariana Murrray Keyboards
Technical Credits
Chris Bellman Mastering
Mike Cresswell Engineer
Jacquire King Producer
Jim Fairchild Producer, Contributor, Audio Production
Steve Pierson Engineer
Aaron Espinoza Producer, Audio Production
Sara Cumings Art Direction, Illustrations
Jeff Castelaz Management
Peter Walker Composer, Audio Production
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