DEATH VESSEL

Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us (Sub Pop)


Rating: NNN


If you find Grand Archives a little too rockin’, Band of Horses a tad too twangy, Iron & Wine far too aggressive and Antony and the Johnsons just too darn macho, Sub Pop has the weedy folk pop twitter for you in Brooklyn’s Death Vessel.

Fronted by singer/songwriter Joel Thibodeau, whose coy soprano delivery could pass for that of a 12-year-old girl, Death Vessel have come up with a uniformly bland set of delicate ditties for Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us that are lightly strummed in a way that’s so frightfully fey, it could make José González want to rip Thibodeau’s guitar from his hands and smash it against the wall John Belushi-style.

Of course, it’s possible that some may find this stuff charming, and those looking for cutesy fluff are welcome to it.

Death Vessel play the El Mocambo tonight (Thursday, August 28).

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