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    Phantom Family Halo, The – “Raven Town Witch” – [Sophomore Lounge]

    Excellent work from Dominic Cipolla and pals. Cipolla’s polite and
    creepy butler vocals are just one element of the glory here. Riffage
    is varied but right on target, dropping dance beats in with some old
    molten blues (remolded beyond easy recognition on the lead-off track).
    Guitars swirl in from the 60’s, I swear there’s a hint of Sparks at play
    here as well. “Serene Eye” has killer dramatic flourishes including
    a burning chorus staked out at the end. The title track is a straightforward
    Frankie and Annette kind of number. But then look out, I’m not sure
    what to call “Down on the Streets” but excellent. Glam-damaged pop
    percolating! The B-side is a bit more subtle, the A-side
    is flat-out B-witching and B-yootiful! Viva Lousville!
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on November 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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