Title - 'Some Assembly Required' (Rock Ridge Music)
Artist - Assembly of Dust
This is NY-based quintet Assembly of Dust’s second studio album and what they didn' caputure last time out the gate, they sure do this time. Featuring wonderful, earthy collabroations from some of the jamband scene’s finest, including Bela Fleck, Phish’s Mike Gordon and others, 'Some Assembly Required' allows lead singer Reid Genauer the chance to hone his destinctive sound.
Combining the deep grooves of blues and R&B with creative guitar work, the band's first "proper" album was a live set, which was quickly followed by five "instant live" albums from their December 2005 tour! Sure this album my not be a live one, but don't let the studio walls fool you - for as much as they kept the songs in, they also allowed some magic to ferment too!
Jangling banjos and electric guitars funnel through the album’s upbeat sound, with songs such as "Light Blue Lover” and “You Lay the Dust” both harmonized in such, well, harmony!