The mixing of artistic oddity and bombastic folk melodies makes Chimney Choir’s debut full length, (ladder), a snappy and unique listen. It’s really good is what I’m trying to say here and you should give it a whirl. Chimney Choir takes traditional instruments, guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, and augments them with kitchen sink percussion, occasional computerized sampling, and freaky vocal interplays. If you checked out my reviews last year of The Low Anthem and The David Wax Museum then your grazing in the right pasture.
(ladder) was recorded live and in front of an audience in a pipe organ chapel outside of Denver and at times it sounds like the Holy Spirit could’ve been involved. On “Ace Of Spades” Kris Drickey takes the lead vocals and the result is a romp through a roaring 20’s spaceship ride. Other highlights include the sing-a-long ready “All The Time” and the album closing ruckus “Pie In The Sky.” Check, check, check their tourdates page because it looks like Chimney Choir will be spending the next couple of months on the road.