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September 7, 2011

Album Review: Little Tybee ‘Humorous to Bees’ & LaundroMatinee Session

by @thoughtontracks

Little Tybee’s Humorous to Bees dropped back in April via Brooklyn’s Paper Garden Records. I recently became acquainted with this label after they gave some love to our friends The Coasts who we featured in an August interview.

The soaring vocals from bookish lead singer Brock Scott serve as the centerpiece to a talented cast of musicians. He sounds like a silkier Trevor Garrod from Tea Leaf Green. The band, however sounds nothing like TLG.

Little Tybee varies in size from as few as five to as many as 10 members. Scott’s vocals and guitar playing are effortless but would likely prove too clean without the rich backdrop that the strings lay beneath them. The band recently stopped by Big Car Gallery to record a LaundroMatinee Session for MOKB.

Humorous to Bees is a heart warmer. I plan to spin this one during the long Indiana winter, when I am searching for some semblance of summer. The album has the feel of a long cruise with the windows down. The percussion, though subtle, mimics the rhythm of a train engine at times, driving the listener down the tracks. Scott’s lyrics dance along optimistically above it all.

I hope Little Tybee makes a return visit to Indy. Next time, it had better be for a full audience and not just a film crew. For now, this will have to do. See the entirety their LaundroMatinee session, HERE. Stream “Passion Seekers” and “Nero” below.

Written by Rob Peoni

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