Gospel Gossip s/t (Old Blackberry Way)
All that aside, please enjoy my review of this even though some of my comparisons have been used before due to a lack of better options being available.
The first thing you should notice about the band Gospel Gossip is the dreamy female vocals. They remind me at times of a mellower version of Cyndi Lauper, a better version of Courtney Love or someone from the 1980’s/1990’s that didn’t even sing in a rock band ala Tiffany.
These vocals are pieced together with some of the warmest ambient music you have ever heard. It recalls such easy comparisons to make as Blondie to more modern comparisons the likes of As Tall As Lions. Out of nowhere, the fourth track (“Except You”) gets this almost country twang to it, but it’s working for them. As far in as the seventh song (“Snow Came”) you can begin to hear hints of Sheryl Crow and that’s not at all a diss because I don’t like Sheryl Crow as a musician myself, but this somehow makes the sound of her tolerable.
These beautifully crafted songs could be easily passed off into the shoegaze category, but there are still so much more to them. And now at least I have a new focal point to send a lot of future reviews to, in terms of female vocal comparisons.