Holy Names is the moniker of Seattle based Andy Vaughan and his coterie.
Holy Names’ Perpetual Beginner is an astral deviation from today’s standards, pulling taught the tightrope between space-rock and freak-folk. The record’s real stand-out, The American Crowbar Case, commences with a bobbing acoustic march, measured and determined, but as Vaughan croons things begin to zig zag. His rich voice gradually folds into layers of fluttering guitar, while traipsing bass and delightfully pounded piano riffs keep the cacophony alive.
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