The Liquorsmiths are folk rockers out of San Diego. Driven by Americana, folk rock influences, their new album This Book Belongs To is a touchingly sweet, strangely captivating album that will keep you engaged from start to finish. Released through Inhension Records, This Book Belongs To has a unique passion to it that makes it enjoyable to listen to over and over again.
The best way to describe this album is the music that you hear in a late night coffee house concert. This Book Belongs To is compromise mainly of acoustics, with simple, relaxing melodies that have poignant messages behind them. The lyrics are purposeful, intricately woven into the melodies to convey a feeling to the listener. The melodies themselves are simple but sweet, absolutely captivating. Your foot taps along while at the same time you feel yourself totally relaxing, melting away into the song. There’s just something about the way that the lyrics and melodies complement each other totally captures your attention.
“Iris’ Song” is just one example of great songwriting and melodies featured on the album. It’s so simple, almost elegant, the way that the guitars work together with the soft drums in the background. The melody washes over you like a wave, swaying you and dragging you away from your worries. Meanwhile, the lyrics are telling a story that’s completely captivating and thought provoking.
This Book Belongs To is only six songs long, but time totally fades away when you’re listening to it. By the time that it ends, you wish that there was more. The album is like Jack Johnson meets early versions of Jason Mraz. Totally relaxing, laid back, but still with the lyrics that will keep you on your toes. All in all, This Book Belongs To is a good album.