For only being a 5 piece, Savannah, GA’s Little Tybee sure sound like a near fully formed orchestra on their third release, For Distant Viewing. Orchestral pop is really the only adequate way to classify the new album as the band floats from alt country (“Boxcar Fair”) to indie pop (“Left Right”) to retro sounds. 11 tracks may seem paltry, but with six songs stretching past 5 minutes Little Tybee gets plenty of opportunity to showcase their talents. Songs feel more like musical arrangements with each cut filled with moments of diversification. “Fantastic Planet” is an excellent downtempo instrumental cut that starts with hazy guitar and seering string before transitioning into a triumphant cacophony. It could easily soundtrack the next Planet Earth documentary series. Tying all of these expert soundscapes together is Brock Scott, lead singer/acoustic guitar player whose raspy vocals fluctuates to match each track’s equilibrium. “Castle” especially stands out as Scott speeds up and halts with varying notes. Stream For Distant Viewing below and purchase at Amazon or Paper Garden Records.
Stream – For Distant Viewing