Meet Yr Acres
The Capitol Years
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||Roller's Row (Roller's Row)||The Capitol Years||2:45||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Here Comes… (Here Comes…)||The Capitol Years||3:40||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Sitar Fixer (Sitar Fixer)||The Capitol Years||3:38||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||May (May)||The Capitol Years||3:55||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Faces and Beer (Faces and Beer)||The Capitol Years||3:44||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Siamese Suns (Siamese Suns)||The Capitol Years||3:04||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Rolling Hills (Rolling Hills)||The Capitol Years||4:29||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Lord, Lord, I've Gone Blind (Lord, Lord, I've Gone Blind)||The Capitol Years||3:10||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Supper (Supper)||The Capitol Years||3:03||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||What's Yr Problem? (What's Yr Problem?)||The Capitol Years||2:32||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
As the solo debut from Mastercaster founder Shai Halperin, aka Shai, Son of Eli, the Capitol Years, who have since expanded to become an actual band, have taken a good first step with Meet Yr Acres. Generally a lo-fi affair, with tracks like "Roller's Row" and its steady garage band drive, feedback-soaked solos, and distorted vocals recalling Guided By Voices, the Minders, and Wolf Colonel, Halperin displays a similar penchant for memorable pop hooks, as well. Still, in more pensive moments, such as the country-tinged "Faces and Beer" and stripped-down "Here Comes...," Halperin almost recalls a Beck sensibility. While the soaring choruses of "Rolling Hills" seem to borrow melodically from Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes," Halperin's multi-tracked voice and lush passages are indicative of a more sophisticated pop aesthetic layering below the lo-fi exterior. To be sure, "Supper" sounds like the Grateful Dead channeling Rubber Soul-era Beatles, just as Halperin's hypnotic cover of the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties" shows a reverence for the masters. Altogether, an extraordinarily solid study in deceptively primitive sounds.
Years Active: '00s