COLIN MELOY’s dynamic vocals lead the way on Castaways And Cutouts, the impressive '03 effort by Portland, OR quintet the DECEMBERISTS. Throughout the LP, Meloy's songs tell tales of life's castaways, including Spanish gypsies and Turkish prostitutes, painting glorious pictures with supposedly suspicious characters. After opening the album with two subdued tracks, "July, July!" is a lively anthem, setting a gloriously quirky pace for the rest of the album. 180-gram vinyl pressing.
Label: Hush Records – HSH 049, Jealous Butcher Records – JB 052
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 g
Country: USA & Canada
Released: 24 May 2011
Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock
A1 Leslie Ann Levine
A2 Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect
A3 July, July!
A4 A Cautionary Song
B1 Grace Cathedral Hill
B2 The Legionnaire's Lament
B4 California One / Youth And Beauty Brigade