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“This is a satisfying, relaxed folk listen, combining guitar-work reminiscent of Joshua Radin, some Dylan-esque harmonica playing and the occasional vibraphone. Both male and female voices lace together throughout the EP. Great to listen to on a lazy afternoon.”

“Based in either New York or South Carolina, alt. folk duo Oh! Ginger are releasing the first of what is a planned trilogy of EPs via Bandcamp. Utilising acoustic guitars and vibraphone, Oh! Ginger’s five song debut is no-frills modern folk referencing Tom Waits, Gram Parsons, Jon Brion and other performers whose take on songwriting goes slightly beyond the conventional and, bristling with barbed witticisms and sharply rendered instrumentation, Oh! Ginger’s first release bodes well for their upcoming sequels to this EP. ”

“Local songwriter Lindsay Holler and former Charlestonian Michael Hanf (a multi-instrumentalist now based in New York City) have a new musical project called Oh Ginger, and they’ve already recorded and released a self-titled mini-album of new music. “It’s kind of an indie/folk vibe, with vibraphone, guitar, and harmonies,” says Holler, who played previously with Hanf in the Dirty Kids. “This first EP is actually one of three. We’ll be releasing two follow-ups later in the spring and summer.” The five-song debut was made available online for free (or as “name your price” download) this week at ohginger.bandcamp.com. Check it out. ”

“Oh! Ginger’s self-titled debut EP is a wonderful mixture of music styles that doesn’t really sound like anything Holler or Hanf have released, and yet has a comfortable sense of the familiar nonetheless. “Dust,” the EP’s leadoff track, features hauntingly distorted vocals by both artists over a simple guitar melody. “End Over End” takes on a jazzier feel, with Holler’s vocals blending well with Hanf’s vibraphone, while “Don’t Call Me,” which finds Hanf taking over lead vocals, has a folkier flavor. A little reverb on Holler’s exquisitely rich voice adds a dreamlike quality to “On the Inside,” and the EP concludes nicely with “Where We Stand,” a lovely song that reminds you of early Wilco or late Whiskeytown. The best thing about the EP is that it’s all killer and no filler. Holler and Hanf have promised two more EPs later in the year, and if those collections of songs are even half as good as what’s on “Oh! Ginger,” then I eagerly await the n”