Giants in the Trees first record won’t made the history. The eponymous of Krist Novoselic’s band, with Jack Endino’s hand, is well-played and well-sang by Jillian Raye who can sing like Shirley Manson or in falsetto, but in the forefront I can hear more technique and stylish things than inner contents (Ode to Pacific Anarchism, semi-instrumental). It’s a pity because the two singles (Sasquatch and Seed Song disconnetted from the other tracks was working). It’s like the Iron Maiden’s record X: brillant singles in boring albums. I can compare the Giant in the Trees folk-rock to murder ballads genre and if I think to nowadays I can speak about Karen Elson: her first work was a masterpiece in my opinion but the second one was boring (with 1 or 2 good songs), why? Maybe the inspiration or simply I’m not too into non-ugly things. The band is good so I’m hopeful for the next one.
You can listen it here (and let me know what do you think):