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:: The songs on The
Last Cathedral are like well-polished little gems. It sounds
like Minogue and Barry have been writing together forever. I wouldn't
be surprised to hear a few of these cuts on college radio. The layout
and graphical design are another area where they score big points
and it just goes to show that they obviously spent a great deal
of time and attention to detail on every aspect of the CD. The
Last Cathedral will only get better with time and repeated listens.
Sea of Tranquility
Last Cathedral is a tremendous sleeper hit. The music inside
is some of the most genuine and honest to come out in the last few
There comes a time in everyone's musical mood when he or she gets
a hankering for Bob Dylan-esque lyrical landscapes à la "Subterranean
Homesick Blues," whether he or she knows it. The next time
this hits you, check out Violet. The band, which features many additional
musicians who color the music with a variety of instruments, expresses
itself in a lyrical mosaic. The album features some of the most
diverse musicality that one can find as of late. Obviously, a mainstream
producer hasn't had the chance to pigeonhole the band's sound into
a candy-coated and easily digestible formula.
The Daily Lobo
Who knew that a Brooklyn-based duo would know much about folk music?
Last Cathedral is an ethereal, thoughtfully modern folk release.
Produced by Adam Lasus, who has worked with such talents as Yo La
Tengo, Clem Snide and Helium, the CD sounds great and has a vibrancy
to it that's often missing from folk music. Barry's instrumentation
compliments Minogue's vocals perfectly, which only adds to the acoustic
excellence on this CD. The duo is able to effortlessly mix old and
Among the standout tracks are "Pilot, Fill You In"
and "MaryAnne's Last Stand," the entire CD is filled with
poignant musical moments. Take time to stop and smell the violets.
Last Cathedral is well worth the listen.
Up and Coming Magazine
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Violet's new record, The
Last Cathedral, is now available.
We've teamed up with The
Planetary Group to launch a college radio campaign! We will
be contacting 300 stations across the US and Canada. If you are
a radio station and would like a copy, please drop them a line.
Last Cathedral included in the 25th Anniversary edition of The
Big Takeover Brooklyn's Meredith Minogue and James Barry are 'Violet',
Last Cathedral is their hypnotic, profoundly potent, second
album. Minogue's vocal delivery is a force to be reckoned with;
She truly makes each sung word believable, as if you are somehow
getting a window on little moments of her life. You may not unravel
all of her lyrical poetry, but..you'll still care. Bottom line?
this shit is the real deal. Every track here is a highlight, but,
I'll cite a few of my faves: 'Pilot', the opener, with perfectly
layered acoustic and electric guitars from James Barry, = ace material.
'Fill You In', a cautionary tale we all can relate to, about a 'friend'
we've all had to deal with, is profoundly on the money... And the
killer title track... know what? just find this album, then try
and catch one of their amazing live shows(in the NY area) Violet
may well become your new favorite band. www.violetsong.com
By Mike Pearlstein