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Preaching From The Pews: The Gary


Texans The Gary are relatively new to us here in blighty, but it turns out they aren’t a new act at all, in fact Farewell Foolish Objects is their fifth album and the Gary were born in 2008. Farewell Foolish Objects is majestic and has us desperately searching out their pervious records simmering in the mid point between the post-rock brutality of Shellac(little wonder since they once spent time in a studio withSteve Albini), the brooding menace of latter Johnny Cash and the lyrical dexterity of Lou Reed. The vast sprawling western landscapes speed by as this cinematic post rock is helmed by the bruised baritone of Dave Norwood (bass/vocals) whose crumpled narratives speak of pain, loss, childhood memories and divorce. The bleakly fractured opener ‘Blank’ to Coming Up for Air that positively comes out swinging, spindling guitar lines married to a seething rage typified by clattering cymbal attacks and Norwood’s brutal outbursts. To the scorched shuddeirng existential angst of ‘The End of Alvernon’ and the superlative darkness of ‘Skin’..

Farewell Foolish Objects might house a cavernous darkness but it spies the light at the end of tunnel one built upon steadfast belligerence and a simple belief that things will change. Magisterial…

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