Giraffe – [2005] Giraffe

Melancholic melodic indie folk pop prog rock. Boom. Genre keyword density overflow.

Netlabel 12rec., active from 2004 to 2011, is still one of the most relevant names in the game due to their consistently high quality throughout their 64 releases. Giraffe is representative for their roster, with an artsy, yet approachable indie style slightly “left” of Elliot Smith.

2. Giraffe – A Lot Of History In A Very Short Time

Distorted guitars throughout give this number a progressive rock feel, while being almost folky in tone.

9. Giraffe – Lunch On The Gallows / Executioner’s Blues

A calm, sad piece like straight from a mellow western movie from a more romantic era. Beautifully recorded acoustic guitar and vocals, served on field recording backdrop (barking dog, singing birds).

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