I'll be your happy ending
I solicit lots of bands for CDs. They come in the mail in indentical manila mailers, and after awhile it starts to blend together, and sometimes I forget who is who. So when I opened up the package from Point Juncture, WA and was faced with this absolutely outstanding CD packaging, I had no idea what to expect inside. I didn't remember that I had streamed their album from their sit a few days earlier and loved it. I just looking at a postcard underneath two sheets of cardboard wrapped in twine. Underneath that was a envelope with window cut in in the front, lovingly taped shut in the back. After breaking the seal I exposed the card-stock cd case -- hand painted and hand-numbered 789 of 1000. It's gorgeous.
And if they expend that much care on the packaging, you can just imagine how good the music is. The melodies remind me of Sunny Day Real Estate's Diary, but that's not really a good touchstone. This track starts with a shuffling dusty drum beat and some sweet vibraphone, already setting a mood before the male and female vocals launch. It's quiet and gentle. This is definitely music from the Pacific Northwest.
Why is it that every band I post is from Portland these days? I have no idea. I've never even been there. My guess is that I'm giving everyone the wrong idea, but I can't really say. At any rate, I love this CD, and it's perfect for this windy Los Angeles Monday. I'm grateful that it came.
Their record, Mama Auto Boss is available at CD Baby for ten bucks. Not bad at all. It came out in November of last year without much fanfare. I highly recommend it.