Complete your The Suntanama collection. Another (CD, Album). Another (12", Album).
While other Drag City groups like Royal Trux and the Silver Jews have adopted and subverted these elements, the Suntanama embrace them wholeheartedly, in an ultra-earnest way that's ultimately more subversive than using them ironically. Their second album, Another, is nearly as wild and woolly as their self-titled debut, but it's also a little more focused - the band doesn't break out the flutes until track seven, "Nod Off the Top of My Head. At times, Another sounds like the most recent work by Neil Hagerty, which shouldn't come as a surprise, considering that.
Sounding like a scabby version of Workingmans Dead, the Suntanamas Another is an urban, drugged-out stab at the country blues. Although the album has garnered far more attention for the label it was released on (Drag City) and the fact that the band is made up of members of the No Neck Blues Band (a New York hippie collective), it truly deserves to get by on its own merit. Each track takes standard elements of the folk, blues and country mediums and scrapes them into a modern form, avoiding the predictability and the pretentiousness that can go along with such a feat
Listen to music from The Suntanama like Parallels, And So The Story Goes & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Suntanama. The Suntanama come from New York City and feature singer Darren Zoltowski, guitarists Keith Connolly and John Allen, bassist Dave Shuford, and drummer Robert Gregory. Shuford and Connolly are both also members of the No-Neck Blues Band.
Enter The Suntanama, who seem to be filling in for both of those bands on their self-titled debut, right down to the flute-inflected knock-off blues. They even have three guys who play guitar (albeit not always at the same time). I seem to remember, in the late 90s, everyone looking around trying to find "The American Radiohead", a pursuit that proved fruitless. At the center of a concentric ring of problems lies vocalist Darren Zoltowski, whose voice is powerful in all the wrong ways. He can project well, but in doing so, he tramples any semblance of coherence he may have otherwise had.
The Suntanama - Welcome My Friends 04:24. The Suntanama - Massolit 03:18. The Suntanama - The Parable Of The Lender 02:51. The Suntanama - Roughcommon 01:48. The Suntanama - In Time 05:18. The Suntanama - The 3 Of 3's 06:21. The Suntanama - Nod Off The Top Of My Head 04:14. The Suntanama - Taking A Moment For A New Life 05:45. The Suntanama - John Train 06:29. The Suntanama - Fingerlakes 04:20. The Suntanama - Late Night At The Fountain 03:09. The Suntanama - The Suntanama.
The second album from NYC's The Suntanama finds them serving up another healthy helping of weird countrypolitan Americana. Self-produced and drawing from a wide range of blues, folk and rock. he Suntanama. The Suntanama Poster.
|Welcome My Friends|
|Parable Of The Lender|
|The 3 Of 3's|
|Nod Off The Top Of My Head|
|Taking A Moment For New Life|
|Late Night At The Fountain|
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