Back in 2001 when Connor Oberst wasn’t releasing albums every other week he sat down with Joe Knapp and shared an albums worth of material with him. Knapp recorded under the Son, Ambulance moniker and his contribution on ‘Oh Holy Fools’ more than matched Mr Bright Eyes. ‘Brown Park’ was the opening track and recalled Belle Sebastian at their most effervescent, it may have been slightly twee but this was fey with the gloves off. Beneath the plinking piano keys was a powerful tune that exposed a heartfelt Knapp vocal. Back then Knapp operated on his own but with the addition of new bandmates his sound has since morphed into something less penetrable but just as enjoyable. KD
Son, Ambulance – Brown Park
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Buy Album: [UK] Oh Holy Fools: the Music of Son Ambulance and Bright Eyes [US] Oh Holy Fools: The Music of Son, Ambulance and Bright Eyes
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