Danielson Famile "Fetch The Compass Kids" CD
"Fetch The Compass Kids" is a collaboration between the Famile and uber-engineer Steve Albini (engineer for Nirvana, Pixies, Bush, and many more), who slept on an air mattress in southern New Jersey for several nights just to complete the task. This unlikely meeting of the minds has produced a whirling dervish of an album, one that is both crisp and deep, with multi-colors and multi-Gospel-rhythms from the Smith family and friends on a gypsy-like parade. The audio-visual genius of eldest son Daniel, who sings in a falsetto that is both endearing and jarring, brings original art to his album covers and nurse uniforms to their live show. The music on "Fetch The Compass Kids" stands alone, a daring document full of groove and sympathy, peppered with messages to take more quiet time in life, to love one other, to dip hands, feet and toes into the puddles of the Lord.
For fans of: Sufjan Stevens, Sonic Youth, Daniel Johnston