The cover of Headless Household’s Balladismo shows the barely discernable figure of a woman dreamily reclining beneath a foreground of stormy ocean waves. It’s a fitting image for an album that shifts and ripples gently between various low-key avant stylings — takes on jazz, lounge, soft rock — while maintaining a dreamy blue mood throughout. The ninth album from this enduring band of regional free spirits, masterminded by music penman Josef Woodard, has many peaks, including plaintive Americana number “3/4: The Road” with Glen Phillips on vocals, the ultra-catchy “I Love You, Too,” and a rainy day’s worth of lovely trumpet and sax jazz pieces. It’s an album to sink into.
Headless Household’s Balladisimo Is an Album to Sink Into
Santa Barbara Band Releases Its Ninth Record
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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