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Michael Talbott and the Wolfkings
by Ami Kealoha
on 24 April 2006
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San Francisco-based Michael Talbott and the Wolfkings's exceptional debut, "Freeze-Die-Come To Life," adeptly moves from pastoral melodies and harmonies to more intricate chamber-style orchestrations—all in the course of an album recorded by Wolfking members and friends of Talbott's, Scott Hirsch and MC Taylor of the Court and Spark. The result of a year in the studio, the finely-wrought instrumentation has a late-Beatles feel, incorporating an eclectic range of sounds, including cello, pump organ, banjo, harmonium, mellotron, pennywhistle, and pedal steel played by the 13-person group. Their record release party happens this Thursday, 27 April 2006 at Mighty in San Francisco. See the flyer and info after the jump.

Listen on their Myspace page and order from Amazon.

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