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Album Review: A Swollen River, a Well Overflowing by Tenci
Very Good, Based on 1 Critic
Under The Radar - 70 Based on rating 7/10
Take equal parts Adrianne Lenker's and Daniel Johnston's open-eyed earnestness, along with a healthy dose of early Chicagoland musical grab-baggers Shrimp Boat and you might come up with something that sounds roughly like Tenci. Fronted by songwriter, singer, and guitarist, Jess Shoman, the group gels considerably on their sophomore album, but also remains deliciously unhinged. Driven more by emotive intuition than anything passing for conventional songwriting, or singing for that matter, there are moments of blissed out glory on A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing that more than make up for its few less compelling moments.