In House #1625: The Court & Spark's Hearts; New Alejandro Escovedo
Long-time In House faves the Court & Spark returned recently with their fourth full-length, entitled Hearts. The album doesn't differ dramatically from 2004's very fine Witch Season, though it does continue the sonic evolution away from the more organic, Americana-sounding Ventura Whites (2000) and Bless You (2001). One thing that is apparent is the attempt to create more of a cohesive whole, a sonic landscape meant to be heard from front to back, with a full one-third of the album appearing as instrumentals. The band is touring in support of Hearts, available from Absolutely Kosher, and will be hitting Salt Lake City's Kilby Court on June 28th.
In House #1625.
Focus: New release from the Court & Spark, Hearts, plus new music from Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands and more.
The Court & Spark, from Hearts:
"Your Mother Was the Lightning" (MP3)
"We Were All Uptown Rulers" (MP3)
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