Errant Hair, The / A Thousand Drops Of Rain
Album: A Thousand Drops Of Rain   Collection:A-File
Artist:Errant Hair, The   Added:May 2024
Label:Self-Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2024-05-27 Pull Date: 2024-07-29
Week Ending: Jul 14 Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 23 Jun 16 Jun 9 Jun 2
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 12, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
Peace And Love
4. Jun 28, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
Emerald Eyes And Crimson Hair (The Golden Band)
2. Jul 06, 2024: Music Casserole
Another Time And Another Place
5. Jun 22, 2024: Hanging in the Boneyard
Been Thinkin' 'bout You
3. Jul 05, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
Parlor Trick
6. Jun 21, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
Parlor Trick

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2024-05-23
“A Thousand Drops Of Rain” The Errant Hair
Local!! Another time-traveling odyssey from extraordinary Monterey-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Michael Brooks. Was in several successful Monterey Bay area bands over the years including Poco Loco and The Agents. Intriguing range of musical styles—from 70s prog rock to singer-songwriter fare and folk rock or Americana. Wonderful variety, with exceptional musicianship from a truly talented artist. RIYL: The Doors, Tom Petty, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band or an array of other acts from the 60s and 70s.
— Francis

Recommended: 8, 4, 5, 2, 7, 9. No FCCs detected.

1. (3:26) Been Thinkin’ ‘Bout You — Simple guitar-based folk rock. Mid-tempo with a strong backbeat and heartfelt, yearning vocals.
2. (5:27) Peace And Love — Elegant chamber pop with a hint of the psychedelic 60s. Fuses vibrant guitar with bright synths and other keys. Deliberate, stately tempo. Doubled, harmonized vocals. ***
3. (4:35) There — Urgent rocker featuring something like a harpsichord and great organ solos. Repetitive musical phrases underscore the lyrical intensity.
4. (4:43) Parlor Trick — Sweet and sentimental. Nicely lilting pop rock, with fingerpicked guitar and synth orchestration. Somewhat sad vocals. ****
5. (6:04) Laugh So Hard You Cry — Organ riffs and guitar chords that are right out of the rockin’ 60s. Harmonized lead vocals like the Moody Blues. A throwback prog rock anthem! ****
6. (3:30) I’m Floating Home — Lightly uplifting singer-songwriter tune with piano, guitar and accordion (or synth equivalent?). Nice throaty guitar in the lead breaks.
7. (4:31) Wild And Crazy Love — Strummed acoustic and jangly electric guitar over a sprightly rhythm track. A bit of an Americana feeling to this one. ***
8. (8:35) Emerald Eyes and Crimson Hair (The Golden Band) — The Errant Hair is at his best with these long-form compositions. Layered synths, guitar, banjo, fiddle and more, plus earnest storytelling vocals reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen — with several shifts in tempo and energy. Epic! ****
9. (5:07) Another Time And Another Place — Fun finisher. Chamber pop demeanor with its prominent keys, but with a solid rock framework. Guitar, organ and piano. Playful lyrics. Circus-vibe, psych trail-out. ***

Track Listing
1. Been Thinkin' 'bout You   5. Laugh So Hard You Cry
2. Peace And Love   6. I'm Floating Home
3. There   7. Wild And Crazy Love
4. Parlor Trick   8. Emerald Eyes And Crimson Hair (The Golden Band)
  9. Another Time And Another Place