The Spinners

Skin & Bones EP (Al Lewis feat. Sarah Howells, 2009)

In Andrea Nicola, Duo, EPs, Summer Albums on April 12, 2010 at 6:55 am

Listening to this EP from yet another harmonizing duo during a hot summer day feels like a decadent treat. Cool, rich harmonies and delicate guitar-plucking make up this soothing twee-folk album.

Four parts giddy innocence and equal parts melancholia, Al Lewis and Sarah Howells’ 5-song EP is loaded with the whirlwind of emotions involved in starting and ending relationships. Each song has impeccable blending, sometimes with alternating lead vocals, which gives off that  “he said, she said” vibe. “Make a Little Room” is a personal favorite, a tender song about giving love a chance to blossom despite complications.

When it’s too hot outside and you’d rather spend the afternoon in bed, this makes for a relaxing listen: introspective and dreamy, with just the right hint of sunshine.

– Andrea Nicola

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