Wooden Head

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  • Summary: The debut release for the indie pop quartet that includes Veronica Falls' James Hoare, Max Claps, Daniel Nellis, and Robert Syme was recorded on a reel-to-reel four track.
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  1. Aug 29, 2014
    You could hardly spend a pleasanter half an hour than drifting to these slackly tuneful, drivingly rock rhythmed, 1960s-esque songs.
  2. Jul 7, 2014
    Hardly original, but always something of quality, Wooden Head is a record that you’ll be glad to hear, and, by the end, leaves you wanting more.
  3. Jul 7, 2014
    The band does everything right on Wooden Head, from songs to sound, and while Hoare probably shouldn't quit his day job, if he and Claps keep making records as good as this he might seriously consider it.
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    Whether by accident or design, Wooden Head is a charming record. It oozes gentle optimism--evoking, in its quiet euphoria, some halcyon aural safe place of lush hazy sunshine.
  5. Jul 9, 2014
    A solid, ambling around, summer daytime soundtrack, rather than the numerous nighttime ruminators we’ve already been frequently offered this year.
  6. Jul 8, 2014
    As humble, tastefully appointed psych-pop goes, the Proper Ornaments surely have their hearts--and heads, wooden or not--in the right place.
  7. Jun 11, 2014
    Lengthier drawn out psych-jams similar to TOY could be one direction that would be an improvement, as would the addition of a guitar maestro, but without a special ingredient you can’t help but feel The Proper Ornaments will sadly find themselves consigned to granny’s shelf too soon, a fact you desperately don’t want to see happen, such is the potential hinted at throughout.

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