While it is a bit glossier than the group's debut, Somewhere More Familiar is an engaging record of polished jangle pop, highlighted by the group's harmonies and knack for ringing acoustic guitar riffs. The group's songwriting is a bit inconsistent, but when Sister Hazel do hit upon the right song -- such as "All for You" -- the results are exceedingly pleasant.
Performance CreditsSister Hazel Primary Artist
Kevin Paige Piano,Hammond Organ
Todd Schietroma Percussion
Jett Beres Bass Guitar,Vocals,5-string Bass
Ken Block Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Andrew Copeland Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Mark Trojanowski Drums
Ryan Newell Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Darwin Martin Hammond Organ
Technical CreditsPaul Ebersold Producer,Engineer
Erik Flettrich Engineer
Scott Hall Art Direction
Sister Hazel Art Direction
Jett Beres Composer
Ken Block Composer
Andrew Copeland Composer
Mark Trojanowski Composer
Ryan Newell Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
...Somewhere More Familiar based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
For true music that sticks to its roots while maintaining its own sound listen to Sister Hazel.
This album has true feeling - vocally, the passions of the singers ring forth like Marc Cohen/''Walking in Memphis'', and John Hiatt/''Have a little faith in me''. The scope of the instrumentals is incredible, and the harmony is comparable to The Beach Boys or Simon and Garfunkel - if it doesn't surpass them. Thanks fellars.
This CD made my long commute bearable. Upbeat, happy music that's great to sing along with.