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The Good Graces in the blogosphere

November 15, 2008

Some reviews and brief mentions of “Sunset Over Saxapahaw” have started rolling in; here are a few recent blurbs:

From Snob’s Music:

The Good Graces: Sunset Over Saxapahaw- Album Review

The Good Graces is the band name chosen for Eskimo Kiss Records founder Kim Ware’s debut solo album. Sunset Over Saxapahaw is the name of the record from the Atlanta, GA-based Ware.

Listening to the rough-edged vocals, talking about relationships and hardship, one can’t help but draw comparisons between The Good Graces and the introspective and raw solo work of Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh. Ware’s voice even resembles Hersh’s.

The accompanying music is stripped-down and loose. The bare bones approach provides enough support to the strong lyrics without distracting from them. The focus is always on Ware’s honest and articulate thoughts.

Even though the album could be described as unpolished, for my fellow Canadians I’d say think of Jale, that feature is actually part of its greatest allure. When listening to the record you can actually tell there is a human being behind it.

That’s a rare thing to hear on commercial radio today.

Best tracks: “You and Me and Our Ghost”, “Who We Are”

Track listing for Sunset Over Saxapahaw:

* Promise I Can’t Keep
* You and Me and Our Ghost
* What’s Wrong
* Stuck Inside
* Over It- MP3
* Unhappy Ending
* Already Broken
* Who We Are
* Disassembled- MP3
* Real To Me

7.0

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From Popwreckoning:

Free Music Friday
Posted on November 14th, 2008 by popwreckoning

The Good Graces

We’ll start off this week’s ‘Free Music Friday’ with a two-for. The Good Graces is the solo project from Kim Ware, out of Atlanta on her own Eskimo Kiss Records. She just released her debut album, Sunset Over Saxapahaw and we’re happy to share “Over It” and “Disassembled” from the release. A healthy double dose of minimalist indie rock to start the weekend.

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From Hefur þú heyrt þetta? (Iceland)

14November2008
Föstudagstvenna

Egill færði til bókar og flokkaði sem: Bít; Folk; Indie; Popp; Rafrænt; Sóló.

Ég fæ reglulega ánægjulegar sendingar í pósti. Í gær fékk ég plötu með söngkonunni Kim Ware en hljómsveit hennar, The Good Graces, var að gefa út sýna fyrstu plötu sem ber titilinn Sunset Over Saxapahaw. Hér er á ferð mjög hóvær og lágstemmd popptónlist með folk-áhrifum allsráðandi. Þeir sem ætla að loka sig inni með núðlusúpu og góða bók í kreppunni ættu að verða sér út um eintak af þessari plötu einnig.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Chris Jackson permalink
    November 17, 2008 11:53 pm

    Kristin Hersh, that’s a good thing!

    I liked this quote:

    “When listening to the record you can actually tell there is a human being behind it.”

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