Some Say Leland | Fifty Miles Into the Main

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Folk: Modern Folk Avant Garde: Experimental Moods: Type: Lyrical
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Fifty Miles Into the Main

by Some Say Leland

Experimental Folk, Lyric-Based, Dense Instrumentation, Noise
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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2. Ocean Was No More
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3. Devil's Juicebox
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4. The Wooden Hill
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5. Apples and Pears
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6. Spool
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7. The Hunchback
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8. Thread
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9. The Promise of Dust
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10. No More Cars
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11. Porcelain (Potacha)
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12. City Is Flooding
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14. Found Myself Lost
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Fifty Miles Into The Main" is the second full-length album from some say Leland. It marks a distinct change from their earlier material, with the approach sometimes seeming very modern and experimental, while the songs themselves still remaining very much a part of the folk tradition.

"Sad and sublime folk." - The Austin Chronicle

"Some Say Leland has a gem with their latest full-length, Fifty Miles Into the Main...These are solid, gorgeous songs, American roots music at its best...This CD is a must-have." - Laurie Gallardo - KUT - Austin Music Minute

"With vocalist Dan Grissom's versatile baritone paired with all-around excellent musicians, Some Say Leland has the skill to evoke a multitude of different moods and styles." - The Daily Texan

"Its palpable affection for the cleansing power of folk should delight fans of fellow modern-day traditionalists like Will Oldham or Andrew Bird." - A/V Club - The Onion


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milli

unique!
wonderful & unique/*****

Brett

One of the best releases of '09
I'm not much of a reviewer, but I'll try. Some Say Leland is one of Austin's best up-and-coming folk acts. I would probably classify their music simply as experimental folk, but that isn't meant to drive anyone away. I say experimental, because you will hear a lot of different sounds on this album. Dan Grissom's song writing/story telling is top notch; his voice fits the music perfectly and the rest of the band create amazing music. They take elements of folk & jazz (along with other genres) and make a sound of their own to create one of the best unknown albums out there. Even though the album does have some obvious stand-outs, Fifty Miles Into The Main is one of those albums that is meant to be played from start-to-finish. My favorites include Ocean Was No More, Devil's Juicebox, The Hunchback, Thread, City is Flooding and Found Myself Lost. Ha. That's just about all the songs; the others are great as well.

I'm not a huge fan of making comparisons, but I'll go ahead and say that fans of Tom Waits, Iron & Wine, Bill Callahan, Sufjan Stevens or anything of the like should be pretty pleased in listening to this great album.