Tall Tales and the Silver Linings
The Beehouse Records fam strikes again with Fall In, the latest release from Ventura’s Tall Tales and the Silver Lining. While big belly folk is still the Tales’ driving sound, Fall In is far from a lo-fi acoustic endeavor. On the sweet and sing-songy “What You Found,” frontman Trevor Beld-Jimenez is backed by a simple but resonating keyboard arrangement; on “Don’t Be Afraid,” it’s quietly crashing cymbals and percussion. Elsewhere, “Bury Me” walks the line between eerie and upbeat with its dirge-like organ parts, warm, rich guitar lines, and matter-of-fact lyrics, such as “Everyone must die / Even you and I.” At its core, Fall In finds that perfect middle ground between poignant, sobering folk and sunny ’60s pop (think The Tallest Man on Earth meets The Mamas & The Papas) and only reaffirms the talent and finesse we’ve come to expect from Tall Tales.