News — August 29th, 2006

Pitchfork reviews Lullaby Baxter

The almighty Pitchfork has reviewed Garden Cities of To-morrow and they quite liked it! Here’s a bit of what they had to say:

“Baxter’s jazzy alto carries echoes of singers like Ella Fitzgerald … standout “Sugar” opens with pulsing “I Am the Walrus” Mellotron before dissolving in country-rock lead guitar licks, delirious strings, whirling Wurlitzer, and ostinato bass line. A flute quartet, harp, timpani, marimba, and even djembe dress up other tracks in full Herculean garb, with Ennio Morricone’s flair for the cinematic … when Baxter matches her urbane oddities and Hercules’ pastoral popscaping just right, it’s like a stroll through leafy, tree-lined city blocks in early autumn twilight … a masterwork of urban planning for a city out of an enchanted kingdom.”

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In conjunction with the Pitchfork review, AmpCamp was good enough to add the album to their incredible online shop and they also had very kind things to say about the album!