Dream Get Together

Dream Get Together

by Citay


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Dream Get Together

On Citay's third album, Dream Get Together, the group keep on doing what's been working so far, with very few changes to their unique sound. Masterminds Ezra Feinberg and Tim Green have again concocted a guitar lover's dream album. From the layered acoustic strumming that underpins everything to the harmony leads (that are borrowed from Green's Fucking Champs) and the moments of wild soloing that should have even the most hardheaded head-banger nodding in approval, there is an abundance of six-string prowess. As on previous albums, the group makes sure to add some pretty melodies, sweet female harmony vocals, and the occasional keyboard to the mix to keep it from becoming too much of a fret-fest. The songs, too, are varied in sound and feel, some are raging rockers like the opening "Careful with That Hat" (which concludes with an impressively fierce guitar solo), some are catchy almost-folk-rockers, and the title track is an epically meditative jam that builds to a maelstrom of guitar noise. They even throw in a suitably spaced-out cover of Galaxie 500's "Tugboat," and welcome a few guests (Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YArDs sings on "Mirror Kisses," Joel Robinow of Howlin' Rain contributes a synth solo on the most metallic song here, "Hunter"). Throughout, Feinberg continues to impress with his ability to create long, multi-part songs that sound both lazily stoned and meticulously crafted. They may not be what most people would consider classic songs with verses and choruses, but they have enough construction to keep them from drifting away. Green's production, too, is an invaluable factor, he layers the guitars and vocals into a lush and hazy blanket of sound that is very easy to get lost in. Together they create a sound you won't hear anywhere else. Dream Get Together is the rare 2000s album that sounds better played end to end than it does broken down into pieces. A track might sound good in a random mix, sure, but taken together, the effect is somewhat magical.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
Label: Dead Oceans
UPC: 0656605133829
catalogNumber: 51338
Rank: 221330

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Citay   Primary Artist
Ezra Feinberg   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Josh Pollock   Guitar
Joel Robinow   Synthesizer
Adria Otte   Violin
Tahlia Harbour   Vocals
Warren Huegel   Drums
Sean Smith   Electric Guitar
Meryl Press   Vocals
Merrill Garbus   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tim Green   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Diego Andres Gonzalez Boneta   Bass

Technical Credits

Dean Wareham   Composer
Naomi Yang   Composer
Ezra Feinberg   Composer
Burton Li   Engineer
Richard Byrd   Engineer
Tim Green   Producer

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