Monday, 10 December 2018

Austin indie-rock group Gleeson return with eclectic album, The Years Have It


Austin-based rock band/collective Gleeson returns with The Years Have It - a dynamic collection of classicist guitar-pop-etc that by turns celebrates and defies convention, gives and doesn’t give a fuck.  

This dichotomy is perfectly illustrated by the album’s bookends: “Holding On” opens with the jagged charm of Twin/Tone-era Replacements; while the closer, a somber cover of “God Only Knows”, strips the original’s orchestration for gentle strings and lonely piano - transforming the Beach Boys classic into a heartbreaking ballad. 

In between you’ll find Superdrag’s heavy melodicism, AM-era WilcoBig Star’s gritty jangle, Jayhawks-ian twang, Peanuts-tinged jazz, a kaleidoscopic instrumental, and a choice Kinks cover. The resulting stew is a wild rock and roll trip - and quintessentially Gleeson.

Listen to The Years Have It


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