Daily Download: "The Dark of Garage," South San Gabriel

By Salon Staff
Published October 27, 2005 7:01AM (EDT)

There are two tracks available for download from the beautiful "The Carlton Chronicles: Not Until the Operation's Through," the third album (it's a grower, and worth the time and effort) by Centro-Matic frontman Will Johnson's other band, South San Gabriel. "I Am Six Pounds of Dynamite," which is a little reminiscent of Wilco in harmony-filled "Summerteeth" mode, features an amusing harp glissando filling into the chorus, both unexpected and delightful. But "The Dark of Garage" is the winner, a resonant, quietly insistent song that lifts you gently higher and higher, flowing out of some deep and hidden reservoir of contentment and understanding.

Salon Staff

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