Little Tybee - For Distant Viewing
- Artist: Little Tybee
- Album: For Distant Viewing
- Label: Paper Garden Records
- Year of Release: 2013
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- Reviewed by: dscanland on 2013-03-23
Little Tybee is a lush indie band that hails from Atlanta, GA. They are a very cohesive, roots-type band. It sounds like they use a lot of extras to create the lush sounds that are on their third album, For Distant Viewing. You can hear violins, keyboards, lap steel, cello, brass instruments, and others as well. Yes, it's that lush and gorgeous.
Brock Scott seems to be the mastermind and chief songwriter but I can tell by the clever instrumentation throughout the album that Little Tybee is a band and not a solo project. The songs are complex and and yet easily approachable. There suttle grooves on each one. You might think about the Godspeed You Black Emperor but again, Little Tybee has so much more togetherness, where Godspeed rambles on and you never know starts from finishes. Brock Scott has a wonderfully dynamic voice as well. He doesn't overuse it. And the instruments really accentuate what he has to say. "The Boldest" has a nice latin feel to it. For Distant Viewing is the band's third album but Brock has been at this for a few years longer with a couple of former bands.
Songs like "Fantastic Planet", which is an instrumental, is a perfect example of what this Atlanta band is capable of. Subtly jazzy and yet still with both feet placed in atmospheric rock.
The album contains their song that they created a cool marionette video for called "Boxcar Fair". Watch this video for a great idea of what to expect with the rest of the album.
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