ARTIST:

THE PICTUREBOOKS

(GERMANY)
TITLE:

THE PICTUREBOOKS & THE MAJOR MINOR COLLECTIVE

(2021)
LABEL:

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

GENRE:

STONER

TAGS:
Bluesy, Female vocals, Southern
"Faithful to its southern style, The Picturebooks don't leave the deepest America that they have been criss-crossing since "Imaginary Horse", using for a result always as fun and relaxed the voices of its numerous guests."
CHILDERIC THOR (16.12.2021)  
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German by soil but American at heart, The Picturebooks released "The Hands Of Time" in 2019. He invites the time of a southern and crawling 'You Can't Let Go' the legendary Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders for what remains one of the best moments of the album. This experience seems to have given ideas to our two bikers who, for "The Major Minor Collective", have summoned a range of male and female singers to whom they entrust the microphone on all the ten songs that compose it. And we can affirm that for a still young and relatively unknown group, the tandem has an outstanding address book!

In fact, the poster presented is enough to make you drool, gathering among others Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Neil Fallon (Clutch), Jon Harvey (Monster Truck) or Erlend Hjelvik (ex Kvelertak) for the boys, Elin Larsson (Blues Pills), Leah Wellbaum (Slothurst) or Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) for girls. Each one of them is thus invited to interpret a song. 

Fortunately, "The Major Minor Collective" never dilutes the identity of its progenitors in the sum of the personalities to whom the vocals is delegated. Better, it is above all the guests who melt in the mold shaped by The Picturebooks as illustrated for example by 'Holy Ghost', a haunting garage rock, which does not evoke Monster Truck at all despite Jon Harvey's performance. However, these guests don't completely desert their usual playground, as shown by 'Rebel', a powerful and fiery ballad propelled by a very fit Lzzy Hale.

But in truth, these singers fill a kind of toolbox from which the Germans draw according to the color with which they want to pigment each of their compositions. Erlend Hjelvik injects his rocky ferocity to 'Multidimensional Violence', Elin Larrson, her roaring sap to 'Too Soft To Live And Too Hard To Die' while Chris Robertson dives into the Bayous with 'Catch Me If You Can'. 'Beach Seduction' undulates like a quiet 60's hit thanks to the warm presence of Leah Wellbaum and 'Corrina Corrina' takes advantage of Clutch's singer to force the line of a strong rock soaked in blues.

Faithful to its desert and oil patter, The Picturebooks don't leave the deepest America that they have been criss-crossing since "Imaginary Horse", using for a result always as fun and relaxed the voices of its guests without whom "The Major Minor Collective" would probably not have released such a magnetic charm.


More informations on http://www.thepicturebooks.com/



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TRACK LISTING:
01. Here´s to Magic
02. Corrina Corrina
03. Catch Me If You Can
04. Beach Seduction
05. Holy Ghost
06. Too Soft To Live And Too Hard To Die
07. Rebel
08. Multidimensional Violence
09. Riders and Farmers
10. Blind Riders
11. Again and Again
12. Song 12

LINEUP:
Fynn Claus Grabke: Chant / Guitares
Philipp Mirtschink: Batterie
Chris Robertson: Guitares / Invité
Dennis Lyxzén: Chant / Invité
Elin Larsson: Chant / Invité
Erlend Hjelvik: Chant / Invité
Ian Graham: Guitares / Invité
Jon Harvey: Chant / Invité
Laurent Lacrouts : Chant / Invité
Lisa Alley: Basse / Invité
Lzzy Hale: Chant / Invité
Mathieu Jourdain: Batterie / Invité
Neil Fallon: Chant / Invité
   
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