The Silver Tongues self-named album The Silver Tongues is like jamming out in a dream. Lush with meditative melodies and nostalgic vibes, frontman Sean Liljequist composes a different yet familiar sound. Teaming up with his Craigslist companion, bass player Noah Barker, and latecomer Justin Heaverin on drums, this hat-trick rock trio keeps every track unique.
The album hops right into the mix with “Medicine.” With an almost road trip like feel, it wasn’t hard to take a ride on this introduction track and feel comfortable with where the project was headed. The second song, “Clear” has a little more grunge to it. Although this wasn’t on my favorites list, it provided some insight on the diversity this band has to offer. “Never Grey” brought me all the way back. With a melancholy but not depressing feel, and a very familiar sound, this song stuck out to me for good reasons. The song is lucid and dreamy, similar to “Swimming.” which follows.
At the midway point through the album, The Silver Tongues have shown some range. The second half of the album continues this trend. “Young Wizards” is jammy and relatable, capturing a love affair. “A Sea In Your Eyes,” caught my eye, but mostly because of the cliche title. This song is decent, but the ending instrumentation is amazing to say the least. “Take Me There,” is a little long but seems like it would be a fun one to play live.
The final two tracks are my favorite. “People Fading” had the most captivating first measure on the entire album. The melody is smooth and comforting. The final song is definitely meditative and has feels great to ride out the remainder of the project.
Overall, The Silver Tongues is a good listen, especially for those who enjoy psychedelic and jammy tunes. The album has a diverse sound with some real great individual tracks, especially toward the end. Whether you’re on a long drive or needing an introspective soundtrack, this album accompanies that voice in your head well.
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