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I noticed King Pelican doesn't really get mentioned that much on SG101. I'm assuming that's probably because they're not that well known outside of San Antonio, so here is my short review (I dont normally review music so forgive my simplicity) of King Pelicans EP "The Good, The Bad, And The Reverb."

The EP begins with a great song called "Morocco". A slightly middle eastern sounding track with an occasional Out-Of-Limits nod. Very suave and would not be out of place in a spy movie.

The next track on the EP is called "El Gallo." A spaghetti western style track full of the long drawn out notes and drama that a good western soundtrack displays.

Track 3, "Cricket", has just the beat you would expect from a Texas band. Like a cross between a Buddy Holly song and Americana. Very danceable in my opinion.

Western Satelitte is a really nice song on the slower side. Very smooth tone and playing. A lot of bands have their signature slower songs, but few play them as smoothly as King Pelican.

The EP ends with a rockin' song called Stingray. On the faster side, perfect for a fast drive out on the open road.

I know my review of each song was very short, but hopefully you get a general picture. King Pelican plays with a very traditional tone but does not confine themselves to the typical I IV V structure. An easy and enjoyable listen. If you haven't gotten a copy yet, get one. Its definitely worth seeking and a highlight of the 2012 releases.

Last edited: Mar 30, 2012 11:05:04

We played a show with them and The Mighty Land Shark in Austin a couple of weeks ago. Everything he says about them is true. They've got a lot of sound for being a trio, and the songs are very memorable. I will be getting copies of their EP to sell soon.

Ted James
Deep Eddy Records http://www.deepeddy.net
The Nematoads http://www.nematoads.com

Thanks Glen for the review! I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review of our EP.

And thanks Ted for the kind words...the CDs are en route to you as we speak.

http://www.king-pelican.com/

Just added it to the mail order. Get 'em while they're hot!

Ted James
Deep Eddy Records http://www.deepeddy.net
The Nematoads http://www.nematoads.com

Just bought this and I've got to say I was really impressed.
The songs are great, very well written and you can tell they really took their time recording it to get the best product possible.

Definitely a thumbs up from me.

Also, where'd you gents record this at, cause the quality is top notch.

The Phantomatics on Facebook
The Phantomatics on ReverbNation
The Phantomatics on Bandcamp

Last edited: Apr 25, 2012 01:42:23

Thanks for the good words davidphantomatic!
We recorded the project at KHM studios with Jon Harter as our engineer. It was a great experience. We're looking forward to working there again in the near future.

BTW, I really dig the Phantomatics' sound and I'm looking forward to us doing a gig together sometime soon.

http://www.king-pelican.com/

I would definitely record there again. Those mixes were top flight.

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