Olden Yolk

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Olden Yolk

Olden Yolk

Olden Yolk by Olden Yolk

Release Date: Feb 23, 2018
Record label: Trouble in Mind
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Folk

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Olden Yolk - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

Paste Magazine - 77
Based on rating 7.7/10

A collaboration between New York-based songwriters, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Shane Butler (of Quilt) and Caity Shaffer, Olden Yolk fuse elements of psychedelic folk with the blue poetry of golden-era singer-songwriters. Ege Bamyasi-centric percussion, courtesy of session drummer Dan Drohan, keeps everything moving, giving songs like "Common Ground" and "Takes One To Know One" the constant, pastoral shuffle of the last OCS record--gentle, perpetual motion with the pacifying effect of a long Amtrak ride through the countryside. The overall effect is confusingly familiar but totally new.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Olden Yolk is the self-titled debut of a project led by Quilt co-founder Shane Butler and fellow singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Caity Shaffer. While it explores the same '60s- and '70s-era psychedelic folk territory as Butler's more established band, it does so with an even more remote, soft-focus lens. The duo were joined in the studio by their touring band, guitarist Jesse DeFrancesco and drummer Dan Drohan, a member of dream pop outfit Uni Ika Ai.

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