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Oakley Hall

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Oakley Hall


Years Active: 2002 to present

Genre: folk, rock

Country: United States


Fred Wallace (guitar, lap steel)
Patrick Sullivan (vocals, guitar, organ)
Jesse Barnes (bass, vocals)
Rachel Cox (vocals, guitar)
Greg Anderson (druims)

Artist Bio:

Flight tests. That's what Oakley Hall's previous efforts feel like after cranking I'll Follow You (2007), the band's high-flying debut for Merge. Working with producers Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) and Nicolas Vernhes (Fiery Furnaces, Ted Leo, Silver Jews) the Brooklyn sextet finally mastered how to best record and capture its wholly original rock & roll on this, their fourth full length. Of course, there are familiar musical touchstones - Richard & Linda Thompson, X, Doug Sahm, Neu!, the Funk Brothers, The Feelies, - but in the age of retro-everything, Oakley Hall reveals its knotted bloodlines in the course of severing itself from them. With I'll Follow You the sextet fully came into its own. Conceived half on the road and half off, in a short break between tours, the album caps a head-spinning eighteen months that saw the band release two LPs in 2006, Second Guessing and Gypsum Strings (both mainstays on many critic's best of lists) and emerge from the Brooklyn underground through national tours with M. Ward, The Constantines, Calexico, Bright Eyes, and Gillian Welch. Each one of I'll Follow You's 12 tracks unfolds a fresh permutation of earthy psychedelia, British folk, diamond-carved new pop, and krautrock's geometric throb with lyrics, courtesy......[Read More]