"Pour Away the Ocean" CD
Genre: folk-pop, indie pop
"Nice" would be an apt way to describe Hoax Funeral - this female-led fourpiece play
lulling folk-pop reminiscent of a lusher and less dramatic version of
Shearwater. As might be expected from an understated release
such as this, the songs on Pour Away The Ocean can drag a bit.
Banjo-tinged "Amsterdam" is one of this record's
strongest songs, due to its laidback but subtly dark demeanor;
lovingly combining country tones with a familiar pop vibe, it makes
for a fine piece of soft music. Also positive are pop nugget "Sleeping
With Your Ghost," which has a slight Softies air to it, and
sensitive acoustic strummer "Forest Road 1" .
This isn't music you really hum back to yourself
after the fact, but it lovingly creates a feeling of familiarity in your
head and occasionally garners a little bit of whistling along. Nice.
[Vitals: 14 tracks, distributed by