Saturday 31 August 2013

Josh and Mer - The Tithe

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The Josh in the equation of Josh and Mer is Josh Shroeder who has a new EP out very soon, but he's currently focused party on his new album with Meredith Adelaide. The Portland-based duo have just put out their second effort, titled 'The Tithe', and here you can have a listen to the really quite pretty title-track, and if you want to play the good old game of review comparisons then there's one obvious duo that this sounds not unlike. Interestingly, it's not another male/female duo, but Simon & Garfunkel who you can detect on this song.

Mer's vocals obviously mean there's a difference, but in style this track is very close to the legendary pair at their dreamy best, and Josh's voice (which we compared to Radiohead in a previous review) definitely has a hint of that duo's stunning tones about it. The song is delicate, soft and has an almost breathless beauty that can only come from a song that's left so untouched by the hands of a multitude of musicians. The saying "too many cooks spoil the broth" comes to mind. Josh and Mer don't fall foul of that rule, and 'The Tithe' is irresistible.

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