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Album Review: The Reds, Pinks & Purples - 'The Town That Cursed Your Name'

Updated: May 3

The Reds, Pinks & Purples (aka Glenn Donaldson) is back with his latest release The Town That Cursed Your Name, it drops everywhere on Friday. There's something genuine and a little classic about Donaldson's work that when I first heard it, I knew I had to review this record. In the liner notes, Donaldson dedicates the record "to everyone who ever tried to start a band in the Bay" there's something about that I just love. He also has some great wit to his track titles such as "Too Late for an Early Grave".

Donaldson's vocals softly drift over the melodies he builds that are buzz filled and fuzz tinged. The highs drift in and out on his guitar work and are not overbearing. The classic feeling is there, but there's something firmly new about this sound as well.

The album reaches a peak on "Burning Sunflowers" a quickly paced burner that begs to be danced to. It even evokes memories musically of The War on Drugs. Needless to say I was bopping. Give this album a listen, it's a low-key jam perfect for a rainy day.

Rating - 4/5

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