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City of Sound

City of Sound

by The Revivalists The Revivalists


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The Revivalists hail from New Orleans and it's possible to hear the careening wobble on City of Sound, the group's second album. Nevertheless, the scene the group most often recalls is that of the loose-limbed, eclectic jam band groups of the East Coast of the '90s, and not just because David Shaw's elongated phrasing brings to mind Dave Matthews. As a group, the Revivalists demonstrate a willingness to ride a groove to an extreme, embracing its funk and improvisational qualities, a tendency that's evident even in these studio confines where most tracks weigh in at around four minutes. These guys sound like they'd be a blast to see live and they're pretty good on record, too, sounding muscular but also lithe, able to play deftly with electronics ("Chase's House") and indulging in spacy folk ("Pretty Photograph") as ably as they roll with Big Easy funk ("When I Die"). This versatility is what keeps the Revivalists from being, well, revivalists: they're drawing from the past to assemble their own messy, teeming vision of the present, one where there are no borders between styles, one where a jam band can sound as alive on record as it does on-stage.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2014
Label: Wind-Up Records
UPC: 0601501340727
catalogNumber: 13407
Rank: 65376


Disc 1

  1. When I'm Able
  2. When I Die
  3. Upright
  4. Pretty Photograph
  5. Navigate Below
  6. Criminal
  7. Chase's House
  8. Masquerade
  9. Up In the Air
  10. BTBD

Disc 2

  1. Soul's Too Loud
  2. Concrete
  3. Upright
  4. Sunny Days
  5. Two Ton Wrecking Ball
  6. Catching Fireflies
  7. Soulfight
  8. Criminal

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Revivalists   Primary Artist
Richard Vogel   Keyboards
John Michael Rouchell   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Girardot   Trumpet,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Andrew Campanelli   Drums,Group Member
Rob Ingraham   Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ed Williams   Group Member
David Shaw   Acoustic Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Group Member
George Gekas   Bass,Group Member
Zack Feinberg   Banjo,Guitar,Percussion,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ben Ellman   Producer,Engineer,overdub engineer,beats
Chris Finney   Engineer
Michelle Lukianovich   Art Direction
Bryan Holroyd   Engineer
Steve Richardson   Engineer
Michael Girardot   Engineer
Andrew Campanelli   Composer
Rob Ingraham   Composer
Ed Williams   Composer
David Shaw   Composer
Chris Hebert   Engineer
George Gekas   Composer
Zack Feinberg   Composer,Engineer

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