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Yellow Tag Mondays
The Farewell Drifters' album Yellow Tag Mondays features a quintet of male musicians. Co-founders Zach Bevill (guitar, lead vocals) and Josh Britt (mandolin) lead the line-up, followed by Britt's brother Clayton (lead guitar), Dean Marold (bass) and Christian Sedelmyer (fiddle). It's the well-rounded collaboration of vocals and instruments that give Yellow Tag Mondays its greatest appeal.
Two tracks later, "For No One" stands out as one of the most melancholy songs about a lost love. With suspended violin vibrato throughout the track, raw emotion is evident.
"Sunnyside Drive" resonates with nostalgic thinkers as it describes a variety of scenes in family life. Similarly, the lyrics of "Old Friends & Wake Up" venture out of the romance realm and into deeper realities of life.
One of the musical highlights of the entire album is a few seconds of a cappella harmony in "All We Need." This track, along with the rest of the album, provides a pleasant, easy listening style of music.
For listeners who appreciate rich harmonies, the strum of the mandolin and relatable lyrics, Yellow Tag Mondays is worth listening to -- maybe even multiple times.
The Farewell Drifters are set to release their latest album, Tomorrow Forever, January 2014.
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18 January 2014
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