No one (except Rawkblog) is writing about the new Idaho Falls record. I don’t know if that will change in the next couple of days with a press release announcing the new album or if there will be a sudden change of heart wherein music bloggers start to look outside of their email inboxes and P4k’s “forkcast” for music recommendations. Either way this is a record that should be heard.
First off I (and others) have miscast this band as some sort of modern day Gram Parsons with a twist. But the band is more agile and experimental than that (Idaho Falls contains sidemen from Black Eyed Peas, Mojave 3, Hope Sandoval, Cake and the Brian Jonestown Massacre) and on the new record they explore perfectly twisted pop more so than twangy indie country. I love the sound but then again I’m Dan Byrk’s biggest fan and this reminds me a bit of his piano based indie pop. The Spark comes out Jan. 26 (I couldn’t find a buy link but contact leader Raymond Richards (email@example.com) to purchase the record).
Here’s a song that proves my point: