Brown, Bosque / Baby
Album: Baby   Collection:General
Artist:Brown, Bosque   Added:Feb 2009
Label:Burnt Toast Vinyl  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-07-05 Pull Date: 2009-09-06
Week Ending: Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 16 Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 12
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 03, 2009: in the groove
This Town
4. Aug 15, 2009: Sleepover at Grandma's
This Town
2. Aug 29, 2009: Music Casserole
Oh River
5. Aug 08, 2009: lost and found
Texas Sun
3. Aug 27, 2009: The Alternatives
Texas Sun
6. Aug 06, 2009: The Alternatives
Oh River

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2009-06-29
A twangy Cat Power. Bosque Brown is Mara Lee Miller. Damien Jurado helped her secure a recording opportunity in Seattle around 5 years ago. This is country at its heart, but mostly spreads into folk, blues, gospel, and perhaps sadcore. Bosque Brown sounds more indie than country, though. Intimate, yet very full in production, this is direct, but not embarrassingly so. It manages to sound sincere and avoid the high-school-diary feel. Good record. Recommended for indie Americana peoples. No FCCs.

1. 10 seconds of silence before Cat Power-esque piano song. Light brushstrokes and guitars come in halfway through. (2:09)
*2. Minimalistic guitar based, drums come in, piano lead outro… melancholy track. (3:45)
3. Atmospherics, dreamy intro, kind of upbeat guitar. (4:46)
4. A capella interlude… part 1 of 3. Don’t really like it.(1:42)
*5. Dreamy again, lush, sad, pedal steel, unassuming vocals, builds nicely.(4:11)
6. A touch of Joanna Newsom, swells with rhythmic undercurrents, tinkling pianos, and backing vocals. (2:33)
7. More a capella (1:45)
8. Kind of poppy, upbeat blues with simple instrumentation of guitar, bass, piano, drums, backing vocals. (3:04)
*9. Upbeat poppy piano, great driving tune with soaring choruses. I love the way the guitar(?) sounds on this one. (5:23)
10. Last of the a capella tracks. (2:05)
*11. Cool electronics, atmospherics, bells, and piano added to another gloomy song with lovely backing vocals and commanding percussion. (4:01)
12. Simple piano chords. Effective little ballad with sweet vocals. (3:12)
13. A bit fuzzy and rich with drums and piano. Short, and recalls track 1 with the vocals. (1:26)

Track Listing
1. White Dove   7. On And Off (Part 2)
2. Went Walking   8. Train Song
3. So Loud   9. This Town
4. On And Off (Part 1)   10. On And Off (Part 3)
5. Texas Sun   11. Oh River
6. Whiskey Flats   12. Phone Call
  13. Soft Love