On their debut EP Taxidermy, Kentucky trio Englishman (led by Andrew English and comprising members of These United States and The Scourge of the Sea) serve up relaxed, folky tunes and picture-perfect lyrics.
Though the EP is primarily an acoustic venture, Englishman rounds out their sound with the occasional electronic blip and garage riff. The songs have a comfortable, lived-in feeling – it wouldn’t be the least bit odd for English and his cohort to be sitting at your kitchen table playing these songs over tea.
Englishman’s strong suit falls with the lyrics. With curious lines like “the light’s on in the house with the pumpkin eyes,” English provides striking and specific images and crafts tiny tall tales that linger somehwere between fable and dream.
Taxidermy dropped 05/19/2009.
Listen to the album in its entirety here.