Loquat - It's Yours to Keep

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Plain Recordings / Jackpine Social Club


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This is the first full-length release from San Francisco-based Loquat following several locally released EPs and compilation tracks since 2002. They seem now to have fully settled into their sound, which is a pleasing amalgam of jangly guitars, gauzily pretty female vocals, polite electronic flourishes, and the occasional breakbeat. The result comes across just a bit like the Sundays, updated for the post-Massive Attack generation. Highlight tracks on It's Yours to Keep include the gently encouraging "Slow, Fast, Wait & See," the dry but rewarding "Rocks" (which actually sounds a bit like a tribute to Over the Rhine), and the nicely crafted "Need Air," on which a soft bed of guitar arpeggios and gently swooping vocals is suddenly muscled up with a funky beat that kicks in about halfway through. Sometimes Loquat meanders a bit more than is advisable, and there are tracks that miss being spectacular for want of a really good hook, but overall this is an impressive effort from a band that will definitely bear watching in the future. ~ Rick Anderson

1) Take It Back (03:53)
2) Rocks (03:43)
3) Slow, Fast, Wait & See (04:12)
4) Swingset Chain (04:41)
5) Need Air (02:47)
6) Change the Station (05:29)
7) Serial Mess (04:48)
8) It's Yours to Keep (03:03)
9) To the Floor (04:13)
10) Internal Crash (03:16)

It's Yours to Keep
NAIL Distribution
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It's Yours to Keep | Loquat