Talk about a beautiful find! The music of Whiskey Priest sounds familiar; it's that of the comforting sound of love, peace, and the calm feels of a serene sunset. This three-piece is most notable for the gorgeous vocals of Noah Hall, but their music is so hushed and gentle, it's had to notice the other two in the band. That's not meant as a slight; the simplicity of the arrangements on Hungry wouldn't lead you to think that Hall is backed by a band. And yes, Whiskey Priest is all about Noah Hall; the man has the voice of an angel, and the delicate gossamer-like music behind him makes the whole darn thing seem utterly angelic. Hall never sounds overly dramatic; his voice has the same heavenly quality found in Jeff Buckley, but he never attempts Buckley’s operatic melodrama heights. The music itself is pretty traditional folk, but the band offers spacey, trippy sounds on "Souvenir" and "Saturn." Oh, and there's a Guns 'n' Roses cover, too. I will not tell you what it is; listen to the album and find out for yourself—it's gorgeous!
Listen To: "Saturn"
Hungry is out now on Bric-A-Brac Records
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