Smart Flesh This Rhode Island quartet maximizes the impact of minimal gestures. The band treats its recording studio — a vacant pasta-sauce factory — like a musical… Smart Flesh This Rhode Island quartet maximizes the impact of minimal gestures. The band treats its recording studio — a vacant pasta-sauce factory — like a musical… 2011-02-22 The Low Anthem Folk
Music Review

Smart Flesh (2011)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2011; Lead Performance: The Low Anthem; Genre: Folk

This Rhode Island quartet maximizes the impact of minimal gestures. The band treats its recording studio — a vacant pasta-sauce factory — like a musical accomplice, extracting shiver-inducing echoes, moans, and whispers. Exotic instruments blend to create muted tonal colors, and rough-hewn voices tell stories of longing and mortality. Smart Flesh is a quiet, modest success, if a bit monochrome. B

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Originally posted Feb 16, 2011 Published in issue #1143 Feb 25, 2011 Order article reprints
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