album review: son ambulance:: someone else's déjà vu::: saddle creek
  • TUESDAY, JULY 08, 2008

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Someone Else's Déjà vu (Saddle Creek), the latest release from sort-of-duo Son Ambulance (Joseph Knapp wrote most of the material, but collaborated with Jeffrey Koster), is about as appropriate a title this album could ever have. Take, for example, "A Girl in New York City," the samba-soaked track that recalls another girl from Ipanima, though it is broken up with early Kinks-style guitar riffs. The voice is at times a dead ringer for Art Garfunkel, and yet I also found myself thinking about college girl-favorites, Guster, complete with those soothing vocal harmonies. "Quand Tu Marches Seul" feels like the Spanish ballads from a Tarantino soundtrack, but with a flavor of Leonard Cohen. The Elvis Costello-sounding "Wild Roses," and "Yesterday Morning" continue this theme of songwriting-storytellers. KEEP READING - eric silver

Son Ambulance On Tour
07/08/08 - Cellar Door - Visalia, CA
07/09/08 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
07/10/08 - Cellar Door - Visalia, CA
07/11/08 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
07/12/08 - Gundlach Bundschu Winery - Sonoma, CA
07/13/08 - The Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
07/14/08 - Mojo's - Columbia, MO
07/15/08 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
07/16/08 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI
07/17/08 - Vaudeville - Minneapolis, MN
07/19/08 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
07/20/08 - Nutty's - Sioux Falls, SD
08/04/08 - Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA

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