Friday, April 5, 2013

CD Review: New Music Shines With The Debut Album From Yellow Red Sparks

I would like to introduce you to the acoustic folk/rock of Yellow Red Sparks as they released their self-titled debut album earlier this year. The trio of Joshua Hanson, Goldy and Sara Lynn do an outstanding job weaving lyrics with rich earthy tones that have become the mainstream of popular radio with the likes of Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers.
They have put a strong emphasis on their lyrics as the harmonizing on the opening track “Buy Me Honey” invites you into their musical world. The band kick things up with the bigger band sound of “My Machine Gun,” then slow down for “Happiness Comes In A Box” and “To Love And Loathe.” They keep their focus on their lyrics in “Mr. Wonderful” and “Monster With Misdemeanors,”then pick up the tempo for the two-step “Scents And Sensibility.” The album closes with the gentle, campfire acoustics of “Hope On A Rope.”
Red Yellow Sparks have one show scheduled at the WitZend in Venice, CA. For more information on the band and their debut album, please visit

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