Holy Sons "In The Garden"
I’m not the first person to compare Emil Amos to Jim O’Rourke. Like O’Rourke, Amos has nearly countless bands, Holy Sons here (plus Om, Lilacs and Champagne, Grails) and solo outings and guest turns. Much like the last release from Jim O’Rourke as well, In The Garden (Partisan) appears to be both a forward thinking love letter to the easy rocking ‘70s, as well as a song cycle that is the culmination of a lifetime spent listening to and recording music. A swan song? Well, no. It’s way too early for that. But definitely a high water mark (having the lovely and talented John Agnello in the studio sure doesn’t hurt.) Check out the Cure covering Phosphorescence sounds of “Robbed and Gifted.”