RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, tUnE-yArDs, Dirty Projectors

Label: Joyful Noise Recordings

Snap Outtavit is the first studio release for Danielson in seven years. The family band first gained notoriety for their ‘indie pop’ sound even though their lyrics were rooted in Christian origins. They became a sensation after “Danielson: A Family Movie” was released which included none other than Sufjan Stevens who played with them in their early days. The title track brings me back to the earlier days of Danielson and has been described as progressive by the label. My child is crying so I have to make this short, but check out the blurb below for more info:

As with the early Danielson records, the verses here are often chromatic, and the rhythms are often exceedingly slippery, and there are modulations. If you didn’t know better, you might even say the Danielson songs are a bit progressive, with canny and exceedingly sophisticated arrangements, but just when they appear to be musically demanding (though entirely in reach for a Smith family ensemble that has come to be able to play anything), the songs give way to big beautiful hooks (often in the choruses), repetitions that are often sung by massive ensembles of Smiths, sometimes in counterpoint, antiphons of Smiths, and with the ecstatic and prophetic quality that such hooks should entail, even as Smith’s lyrics have become more allusive and less patently gospel-oriented, with the result that they are even more powerful, emblematic, and persuasive.  -Joyful Noise Recording

The Details

VIP Limited Edition Vinyl + Digital: $ 17.00 plus $5 member fee.
Translucent red and yellow splatter vinyl limited to 262 hand-numbered copies. Audio on Side-A with screen-printed art designed by Daniel on Side-B. Includes instant download of "Snap Outtavit" with full album in high quality MP3 + WAV sent before street date.

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