Jettison the Valley

Album Review of Jettison the Valley by Carter Tanton.

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Jettison the Valley

Carter Tanton

Jettison the Valley by Carter Tanton

Release Date: Mar 4, 2016
Record label: Western Vinyl Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

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Jettison the Valley - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Pitchfork - 64
Based on rating 6.4/10

Carter Tanton is a tough guy to pin down. Since 2005, he’s fronted hyped rock bands (the sadly defunct Tulsa), released solo records that jumped wildly from genre to genre, and collaborated with numerous top-tier indie acts, including Lower Dens, Twin Shadow, and Marissa Nadler. He's a hard worker with serious chops—as a guitarist, a vocalist, and a producer—but his career’s volatility has tended to keep these talents on the sidelines.

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PopMatters - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Jettison the Valley is a curious follow-up to Carter Tanton’s 2011 record Freeclouds or his 2013 record, They’re Flowers (released under the name Luxury Liners). The latter record found Tanton trading guitar-based arrangements for songs built on the laptop. The former was an excellent Bowie-inspired, gauzy trip through many bittersweet shades of pop music.

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