“Wear a Crown” - The Turnips
Though never one to be a huge promoter of the local scene - largely due to the fact that I’ve never found myself near a decent local scene - I’m going off-book here to promote what could be called “local music.”
Delightfully named “The Turnips,” this versatile western Michigan group recently released a new album constructed with a number of quality building blocks - er, songs. “Gloriously fun” is an apt phrase that comes to mind, what with the Old West opener “Good Love” and the above raucously fun folk romp, but that would be a disservice to the startlingly beautifully delicate, intricately constructed, and gently powerful late-album cut “Mornings Without You.” I didn’t fall in love with every track (a tad too much country in “Winter Blues” for my blood, but that’s a preference thing), but for those that did penetrate this cynical shell, I fell quite hard indeed.
- Tyler Hanan
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