Sounds Like: Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Simon & Garfunkel, Nick Drake, Bright Eyes
Label: Rat Disk
Bio: Rat Wakes Red "Acres" makes Jack Rabid's Top Ten in The Big Takeover Magazine online edition for 09/05/10.
From Magnet Magazine's MP3 At 3PM, 09/08/10:
"Rat Wakes Red is the musical project of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist James Raftery, who also happened to star in 1993 cult-film Night O...See Full Bio
“Harmony, harmony, harmony and musicianship at its finest is what you will get from Rat Wakes Red and their new release titled ‘Acres’. The music is classified as rock, alternative folk and neo-gothic folk but what I am hearing is sheer elegance that is subtle to go along with an intricate style of playing & singing. Just look at Rat Wakes Red and ‘Acres’ as a smorgasbord of musical dishes that a listener can pick and choose from. One might experience a pleasant, dreamy feel at times but then one may also hear haunting melodies that come and go. The entire 18-song set is vocally, musically and lyrically rich in substance and it comes across as extremely lush-sounding. The relationship between singer and musicians is quite strong here as you will witness the tight connection being made. The joy, the pain, the sorrow…the blood, the sweat, the tears…it’s all being spilled out for you with James Raftery & company not hiding a single thing.”