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Pico vs Island Trees: Just Wait.

C. Michael Bailey By

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Youth is wasted on the young...

Pico vs Island Trees is a trio of scary talented 19-year-olds en route to college, who have taken a detour into recording smart, pop-inflected songs. Lead vocalist Bryan Carter sounds faintly like a John Mayer with balls and much better song writing skills. The songs have a hint of Counting Crows and Ben Folds Five, but, alas, arrive at quite a unique popular vision.



The music is mostly acoustically based with electric overtones and a bit of an island feel. Chris Karlsson’s guitar adds shimmering electricity to the natural acoustics of the recording. This is a very hopeful freshman effort that leads one to believe that these three young men will grow into the hook-generating songwriters they are destined to be. This ability is amply illustrated on "Six Up" and "More Than You Could No." This is music full of innocence and youthful enthusiasm, which makes it irresistable.



The band’s name is cheekily taken from a First Amendment court case of the same title. Now, that is the way to name a band.



For more information, please see Deep South Entertainment and Picomusic .

Track Listing: Getting Over; Saying The Opposite; Mother Of Pearl; In The Sky; Autumn; Six Up; More Than You Could Know; Broken; Brand New Set Of Wings; Consolation; Cools Runnings.

Personnel: Chris Karlsson

Year Released: 2004 | Style: Beyond Jazz


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