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TITLE
Yeti Boombox
FORMAT
CD

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TR 159CD TR 159CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/4/2009

This is the second full-length album by Brooklyn's Maplewood. When the band released their self-titled debut in 2004, it was as if a strong, hot Santa Ana wind had blown through New York's indie-rock scene. Here was a New York band that cast its eyes westward, toward the golden shores of California and -- unusual for any band from Brooklyn -- to the laidback legacies of the Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros., and CSNY. If fans of the members' previously well-received bands Nada Surf, Champale, and Koester were a bit thrown off by the breezy turn, it didn't take long for the harmony-heavy Maplewood sound to catch on, as the group showcased at CMJ, SXSW, and were soon finding their way into press everywhere. After tours in Europe and shows in the U.S. with Luna, The Sleepy Jackson, Vic Chesnutt, and The Notwist, Maplewood went on to collaborate with legendary '70s group America on their 2007 comeback record. Maplewood returns with Yeti Boombox, and the 12-song set picks up where Maplewood left off. Featuring amazing guest performances, this time from Gerry Beckley (America) and Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse), the atmosphere may be a little snowier, and the mood a little spacier, but the Maplewoodian hallmarks are all there: lush harmonies, shimmering guitars, evocative storytelling, and gorgeous soundscapes.