Monday, April 22, 2019
Bayonne - Drastic Measures
We get a large number of submissions, and it is an unavoidable fact that we will miss posting about very worthy music. Sometimes we have the chance to go back and sample a few submissions that flew under our sometimes faulty radar. Fortunately, one such recent foray brought to out ears Drastic Measures, the February release by Austin, Texas' Bayonne. The ten songs on the album are drawn in vivid colors, with delightful melodies layered with orchestral detail and snatches of field recordings. The final result is an album of incredible depth and complexity, and a thoroughly magical listen from start to finish. We have played it daily since our belated discovery, and we don't intend to stop soon.
Bayonne is Roger Sellers, with some help from additional instrumentalists. Drastic Measures is out now as a digital release via Mom + Pop Records.
Bandcamp for Drastic Measures