New Jersey’s Speed the Plough are a musical assemblage of seasoned veterans and family members that have been playing together for decades. They’ve mostly been on hiatus after releasing a number of albums during the late 80s and early 90s. The new album, Shine, is a collection of understated, delicate, and expertly crafted folk-rock songs that detail perspectives of adulthood, evolving nostalgia, and erudite daydreams. The musical experience vested in the band is palpable on most tracks, and the songs display an array of instruments. Speed the Plough’s acumen is comfortably conveyed on Shine; it’s not surprising when they break into Coltrane’s riff of ‘My Favorite Things’ (during ‘Madeleine’). Their style is similar to that of Canada’s Entire Cities (profiled on thedadada April 6 2011).
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