the Stranger – Band of the Week / Our Arms Review

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“Daniel G. Harmann’s newest release, the “Our Arms EP”, finds the stalwart Seattle musician expanding and further electrifying his beautiful downer ballads with the help of his band, the Trouble Starts. In the past, Harmann has sometimes played things lo-fi and spare, and while his foggy singing and his sad songs certainly don’t suffer from that treatment, they tend to land with a little more satisfying weight this way. The songs are still sleepy-headed and soft, but they’re wrapped up in warm, buzzing guitars against far-off echoes, with hard-hit drums holding everything down. It’s mope rock for sure, but it’s pretty lively mope rock. ”
– Eric Grandy