Album Review

Ugly Husbands – “Dairy Belle, The” – [Roll Over Rover]

lombard   3/15/2011   A Library, CD

On this release from Summer 2010, Santa Cruz’s Ugly Husbands gives us some lovely lo-fi, hazy, and atmospheric sounds. “The Dairy Belle” was recorded on 4-track between 2008 and 2010, this cassette release (the band’s 2nd full length) benefits from its lovingly-crafted hand-made origins. Bits have a dusty, pleasant, country feeling (I even heard crickets, frogs), but other places feel more like the early, minimalist, DIY experiments by Smog (with more noise and harder edges, but equally satisfying). Keys wander through, as does wind, a bell tolling, and some subtle experimentation.

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