Licorice Roots

Let me preface Licorice Roots by saying they’re an acquired taste. I admit I almost didn’t last twenty seconds into their record. Their wobbly, off-kilter sound knocked me off balance at first. At first. But I held strong and as soon as I ventured four tracks deep, their song “Hey There Little Love” saved the CD from certain eject-death. I learned to appreciate Licorice Roots for their peculiar low-fi-ness. It’s as if The Seeds were playing underwater, with a sprinkle of attitude courtesy of Ween. My swimming trunks are on and I’m in mid-cannonball, ready to take the Licorice Roots plunge! P.S. If the vocals are a bit much for you, check out the title track “Caves of the Sun.” It’d make a great soundtrack to a SpongeBob SquarePants Spaghetti Western.

3 Replies to “Licorice Roots”

  1. i can’t believe you didnt mention marc bolan in that review. it almost sounds too much like trex. i dig it though, especially the caves song.

  2. These are some of the best humans I know. I have been friends with the band since the “Raymond Listen” days in Delaware and their unique sensibilities are so deserving of wider exposure. Thanks so much for getting this out there.

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