Alright, I realize that this is the second lo-fi post in a row, but I just stumbled upon this release and gotta share. I first heard of Blanket Truth in 2008 when I was all up on buying tapes from some killer Seattle/California bands like Iji, Red Pony Clock, etc, and the Now Hereness Records scene. I kinda grabbed Blanket Truth’s cd on a while while ordering, and was surprised to find the lo-fi ukulele focused band to use a beat boxer for percussion! On this latest release, the cassette hiss blends the sounds together nicely, allowing the vocal drumming to sound more like a bizzare drum machine. Sweet. Classic Blanket Truth, uber-cute tunes here, with some seriously positive vibes: check “Do You Realize?”. Sometimes you need to remind yourself to take care of yourself, ya?
I know nothing about Dana Jewell to be honest. No word of a lie, Dana is Elliot Smith singing over Jonathan Richman’s faux-flamenco guitar. RE: “Love’s Bow/Arrow”. His lyrics are at times absurd, at times meditative. Wherever the wind may blow, I suppose. Dana’s side of the tape is a little crisper; take note!