The Redwalls

In examining the career of the Redwalls, it appears the Mersey-indebted foursome’s recording trajectory has followed something resembling a bell curve. Their debut, 2001’s Universal Blues was released on St. Louis’ Undertow Records, while their follow-up, De Nova, came out on Capitol Records to little fanfare and a fair amount of critical derision. This year, the Redwalls returned to the minors, releasing the four-song EP Wall to Wall Sessions on Princeton Lane, a student-run label, and began to trade in their Beatles affectations for something a little modern and worldly. The raga-tinged “Edge of the Night” shows a bit of continental flair, with tablas and harmonium drones giving way to flamenco-flecked guitars and muted mariachi horns.

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