It’s already obvious to me that Reservoir by Ah Holly Fam’ly is a contender for a top 10 position of my Best of 2009 list. And, after several listens, “All Unfolding” has quickly taken the lead as my favorite track off the album. Much of its pinnacle placement is due to the dominating presence of Jeremy Faulkner’s most unique style vocals. Here the band performs the song during a practice session in a Portland basement.
The video also depicts some elements unique to Ah Holly Fam’ly, from the plucked cello rather than a standard bass guitar, to Faulkner’s nylon-string guitar. “All Unfolding” can be found below. Visit my review of Reservoir, out October 13 on Lucky Madison Records, for an mp3 of the album’s opening track, “Young Veins”.