Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ferrill Gibbs releases debut LP "Significant Trees" today!

Mobile, AL's Ferrill Gibbs releases
debut LP Significant Trees today, August 12!

NEW "Samaritan" via The Fire Note
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"The Happy Ones" via Surviving The Golden Age
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"Ferrill’s Michael Penn meets Neil Finn type vocals will instantly connect on this Fire Note premiere track, “Samaritan.” The mid-tempo pace of “Samaritan” will have your toe tapping and rooting for Gibbs all the way till the end. As Ferrill whistles a few bars just over the midpoint in the track you realize that this feel good moment is exactly what you want from any singer/songwriter. Guess what – Ferrill Gibbs delivers!" -
The Fire Note

Amassed and performed by engineers, producers, and players who’ve graced the music of artists such as of Montreal, REM, Brantley Gilbert, Jennifer Nettles, Sonic Youth, The Allman Brothers Band and Government Mule just to name a few, in the end, the sum became equal to the parts. The players would agree when it was over: they’d made “magic.”

Ferrill Gibbs had a renaissance of songwriting following the completion of his first solo album in 2010, in which songs popped from him one by one in near-complete fashion. Three years later, he would handpick the band to record the 12 songs at Studio 1093 in Athens, GA.

Watch the live in-studio video for "Roses" below. It recently premiered with Chattanooga music source, Nooga.com.

Significant Trees soars to heights and plunges to lows as it interweaves between the topics of sickness, joy, spirituality, loss, and hope, and is carried to grave extremes – although delicately – by the preeminent jazz and fusion of Athens, GA’s heralded Kenosha Kid and Jojo Glidewell from of Montreal.

The album begins lamblike with “The Happy Ones”: the hypnotic roll of a kick and a brush sweeping against a snare and from there begins a song that sets the stage, bringing images so cinematic and visual that it seems like it was made for a movie.

Before the song fades, in comes the expert fiddling of Andy Carlson, arranger of strings forR.E.M.’s New Adventures in Hi-Fi, and this is representative of the entire album really: each song is surprising and building and climaxing, each trying to outdo the next. So when you hear the cacophonous but controlled second track, “Roses,” and the blistering third, “Blitzkrieg,” you know that this album is not at all what it first appeared; that each song rises psychedelically and cinematically to the last effect-laden reverberation of the final track, “Overlooking A Horse.” At which point, you’ve come to understand its ambition.
Photo: Michelle Stancil

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