Utah Carol, comprised of JinJa Davis and Grant Birkenbeuel, create an eclectic mix of pop, folk and indie rock seasoned with happy/sad, boy/girl vocal harmonies. There’s an enchanting quality to their music with lullaby-like, harmonizing vocals floating effortlessly through their songs. The band’s name comes from a traditional song about a cowboy who dies trying to save his friend from a stampede. Utah Carol have been writing songs together since 1995. JinJa and Grant write the music and lyrics as well as produce, arrange, perform and publish their songs in Chicago, Illinois. Utah Carol has three albums to date, "Wonderwheel," "Comfort for the Traveler," and now "Rodeo Queen."
Utah Carol's third incredibly beautiful full-length album release, is filled with the duo's signature rich, woven vocal harmonies combined with layered horns, keyboard, slide guitars and orchestral samples. Haunting songs like "The Golden West," "Twilight Time" and "Whisper To Me Sweetly" are perfect companions for an evening at the cabin. "Rodeo Queen" creates an expansive soundtrack for one great, lonesome western where everything is golden or sparkles like the sequins on a cowboy shirt or the stars up in a boney cowboy sky. Recommended!
Utah Carol - Come Back Baby
Utah Carol - Ruby
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Björk - Volta (2007) !!!
Maximo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures (2007) !!!
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) !!!
+ The Fugees, The Ganja Kru, Tiga, Patrice, Fatboy Slim, etc.
The Mars Volta - Deloused In Comatorium
Explosions In The Sky, Kill Hannah, Emery, Taking Back Sunday
Morrissey, The Smiths, Ani DiFranco, Joni Mitchell, Siuoxsie & The Banshees, Peter Gabriel, etc.