Artist: Olney Clark
Album: Olney Clark
Release Date: April 13, 2010
For Fans Of: The Magnetic Fields, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Drake, Sondre Lerche
Featured Track: “Tea and Thunderstorms”
The past few months have been so rainy, grey and gloomy here in San Francisco. Much more so than any other year I can remember. So when the good folks at Goldest Egg sent me this lovely debut album by Olney Clark during the peak of it, I wrapped myself in it like a warm blanket. Their soothing, orchestral sounds were the perfect remedy for this weather that ailed me. Upon discovering the band was from Scotland it made perfect sense. After all, they should know what it feels like to be wrapped in a continual grey mist and how best to remedy it – like with “Tea and Thunderstorms”. Good medicine it is, this album.