CD Review: Phineas and the Lonely Leaves | Music | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It

CD Review: Phineas and the Lonely Leaves 

click to enlarge cd_phineas_the_lonely_leaves.jpg

Phineas and the Lonely Leaves

Stay Bright

(2016, Independent)

Peekskill's Phineas and the Lonely Leaves have that nu-sensitivo barfly mentality. It is as if singer-songwriter Tim Feeney allows himself to let his guard down and become in tune with his emotions over a few too many pints, but it doesn't result in the output being addled or impaired at all. In fact, the energy of golden-era Soul Asylum and the lilting lead vocals of the Cure's Robert Smith is almost sobering in its execution. Stay Bright is a collection of songs that falls somewhere between bar and college rock (college-bar rock, if you will). It also has an element of '70s guitar worship and nostalgia that we've seen of late from newer indie and punk bands, such as Titus Andronicus and Christopher Owens's Girls. Layered acoustic and electrics on melodic and up-tempo confessionals in mostly major keys make this an entirely pleasant repeat listen.

Mike Campbell

Speaking of...

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
New York Theatre Ballet @ Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

New York Theatre Ballet

Sat., April 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 2:30-4:30 p.m. — Diana Byer’s revitalized company of 12....

Eric Erickson

Sat., April 21, 8 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 8 p.m. — Singer-songwriter....

View all of today's events

Latest in Music

Related to Music

  • The Moonlights Sunday Brunch
  • The Moonlights Sunday Brunch

    The Moonlights, a debut musical collaboration for families, is making the rounds at a series of live performances, including two of the upcoming Sunday Brunch at the Falcon in Marlboro.
    • Mar 20, 2017
  • Opera in Phoenicia Park
  • Opera in Phoenicia Park

    With its open-air format, where attendees picnic in the parks and watch the stars emerge during performances, and its $5 youth tickets, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is the perfect place to share with children a love of music and theater, in a variety of styles.
    • Jul 25, 2016
  • More »

More by Mike Campbell

Readers' Favorites

Chronogram on Instagram