Album Review: Admiral Fallow
    • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 09, 2013

    • Posted by: Dorit Finkel

    The first reaction you have to Tree Bursts In Snow might be, "There's no way this is only their second album." A mature poetic voice, pop harmonies, and orchestral arrangements add up to a more polished sound than most groups' third or fourth record. This Scottish band formed in 2007 and, in addition to recording their successful debut, Boots Met My Face, has been touring tirelessly, from festivals to homeless shelters. All that experience has certainly paid off, because Admiral Fallow has it down. With his sophomore album, songwriter and frontman Louis Abbott weaves together a grim but gorgeous picture of the human condition: bar fights fleshing out childhood insecurities, the silent suffering of abused trees, the struggle of putting faith in poetry, and self-loathing after infidelity are just a few snapshots from Admiral Fallow's intimate diary of heartache.

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