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GreenhornBluehorn / Press

“Ball of Wax 36 Songs: GreenhornBluehorn – “Out of the Dark” Posted on May 19, 2014 by Levi Fuller As previously blogged, the Spring 2014 volume of Ball of Wax will be unleashed upon the world on Saturday, June 7th. And what better way to kick off the spring release and celebrate the end of winter than with a song called “Out of the Dark”? I’m not entirely sure what the subject of this song is, but the phrases that jump out (“I’m spinning wheels,” “I think it might take longer than I said,” “even though it’s miles ahead,” “my rough and weary hands”) and the intense, forward-thrusting arrangement blend perfectly to connote some kind of epic journey. The GreenhornBluehorn boys have crafted yet another fine pop song with a hint of darkness and foreboding, and I’m thrilled that they’re sharing it with us for the newest volume. Don’t miss their set at the Ball of Wax 36 release show!”

“Even when the songs on GreenhornBluehorn’s self-titled EP slip into clap-and-stomp, hoot-and-holler territory, the rich vocal harmonies of brothers Brent and Chris Antal, both of whom also play guitar, are still calming. Bassist James Fairchild and Shane McDonald on keys add even more warmth to the band’s folk tunes—especially “Bag of Bones,” which earned a spot, and rightly so, on Ball of Wax Vol. 32, a recent compilation of Seattle talent. With Black Giraffe, Vigilante Santos. Waid’s, 1212 E. Jefferson St., 328-6493. 9:30 p.m. $5. 21 and over.”

“Ball of Wax 34 Songs:GreenhornBluehorn – “Great River” - Like Emiko Blalock’s “Fairuza”,Great River is composed of just voice and acoustic guitar. “Great River” carries a hazy, Topanga Canyon-esque sense of longing across five minutes of strumming and singing that’s more meditative than sprawling. Local Seattle band GreenhornBluehorn are Ball of Wax veterans (from Volume 32) who have a warm, familiar folk-pop sound that features the vocal harmonies of the Brothers Antal, transplants from upstate New York who originally got started in town in band called Falcon. The Antals are deft, compelling singers, making GreenhornBluehorn’s sound easy to get into.”

“GreenhornBluehorn, GreenhornBluehorn EP (out now, self-released, greenhornbluehorn.com/songs.html): The debut EP from this quartet of city-dwelling brothers and friends is heavy on pretty acoustic tunes in the tradition of Jeff Tweedy. Think lush harmonies, warm melodies, and ’60s-esque folk sure to bring out your campfire-singing romantic side. (Fri., May 31, Conor Byrne) KEEGAN PROSSER”

“Hailing from various corners of the U.S but currently residing in Seattle, brothers Brent & Chris Antal and their bandmates James Fairchild and Shane Mcdonald, make the kind of timeless folk-rock that could easily originate from any of the last five decades. Their pulsating beats and lilting acoustic guitars are complimented by pitch perfect harmonies and carefully constructed guitar melodies. This track is taken from the band’s debut, self-titled five track EP, released earlier this month.”