Danielson Famile "Tell Another Joke..." CD
As perfect a debut as the four-tracked 24-song opus "A Prayer For Every Hour" was, it was with their second record "Tell Another Joke At The Ol' Choppin' Block" that Danielson Famile really established themselves as premier album-makers. Recorded partly in a funeral parlor in South Jersey by Shimmy Disc guru Kramer, the album stands as a potent and surreal testament to eldest brother and chief songwriter Daniel's revisionist take on the daily moral struggle we all wage. He does so with conviction and commitment, while still maintaining a sense of humor without falling into the trap of over-ironizing. "He worries about 'fleshly' matters, dreams of making babies, recalls his own birth and calls his mother 'Mommy,' and plays it all as a family pageant," said CMJ magazine.
For fans of: Sufjan Stevens, Sonic Youth, Daniel Johnston