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Album Review: “self-titled” by Seldom Family


The Philly-based indie group Seldom Family is comprised of Patrick Norris (vocals, guitar) and Chris Caulder (drums, bass, lap steel, guitar). The best way I can described self-titled is that it is a beautiful, grooving, ambient, soaring work of art. The bare-bones nature of the instrumentation with the heavy reverb washing over you gives a very current vibe with a nod to the past.

Every song is powerful lyrically and melodically. The voice of Patrick Norris, who sounds honestly like a mix between Bono and Lou Reed, draws you in with a magnetic pull. It longingly cries out over simple, yet brilliant, instrumentals. The album is subtle and also explosive. In it, there are countless seemingly opposing parts that work in synergy for a common goal. That goal is, quite simply, fantastic music.

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4 responses

  1. julianarde

    Definitely going to be checking this out thanks for the recommendation! If you’re on Facebook would love for you to share this in our Facebook group of music fans, I think they’d dig it 🙂

    March 17, 2017 at 12:24 am

    • hey thanks for stopping by and commenting, I’m not really active on Facebook but I do appreciate the invite!

      March 19, 2017 at 3:38 am

    • feel free to share anything I write though, I’d be more than happy to get more outreach

      March 19, 2017 at 3:39 am

      • julianarde

        Sure thing man!

        March 21, 2017 at 12:44 am

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