The Punch Brothers // The Phosphorescent Blues

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 4:30 AM
The Punch Brothers // The Phosphorescent Blues by Alex Bieler

The Punch Brothers

The Phosphorescent Blues

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The Punch Brothers is a band that is great at introductions. Take “Movement and Location,” the opening track off of Who’s Feeling Young Now?, for example. It’s an absolute whirlwind of a song about Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux’s pitching style (yeah, you read that right) that demonstrates that Punch Brothers isn’t your typical bluegrass band. Well, the massively-talented quintet one-up their last introduction with the spacious, shifting “Familiarity,” an excellent 10-minute starter on latest album The Phosphorescent Blues. The track really sets the tone for the release’s 11 songs, with the band deftly crafting an album that’s both immensely detailed and delicate. The Phosphorescent Blues is an intimate 46 minutes of music, as each sonic whisper and stirring arpeggio draws you closer with every passing track, and The Punch Brothers reward with a beautifully-crafted album that runs the gamut from pop-driven bluegrass to Debussy covers. 

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