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  1. Human Like a House
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  2. Human Like a House

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    Customer Ratings (6 reviews)
    Price R529.00

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Human Like a House is the debut album from the effortlessly charming San Francisco duo The Finches. It gracefully rides the line between folk and pop, and singer-songwriter Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs brings to mind such unclassifiable wonders as Vashti Bunyan, The Marine Girls, and Mirah. Together with guitarist Aaron Morgan (Roots of Orchis), The Finches' musical storytelling attracts fans both near and far. Aside from songwriting duties, singer Riggs also creates all the artwork for Finches releases. Human Like a House is packaged in a deluxe chipboard digipack featuring twelve of her beautiful woodcut drawings. Guest Alissa Anderson of Vetiver plays cello on the song "Two Ghosts," but otherwise the album is literally a family affair: chiefly recorded by Morgan's father David, Human Like a House features both band members' mothers singing harmony. Riggs' mother Susan also lends her fantastic recorder talents to the album's centerpiece "The House Under the Hill."


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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I really like this album, kind of reminds me of Innocence Mission. Listen to the samples and you might like it too.
I just discovered this band through (an Internet radio project) and just had to buy the whole album. Every song is a pleasure and the album as a whole transitions smoothly. There's not a lot of CDs that I can just put on and listen to without track jumping. Kudos to the Finches on an amazing CD!
This San Francisco duo were assisted by five additional players to create this gorgeous and melodically generous debut recording. An assortment of well employed acoustic instruments conspire to frame the singing and songcraft of Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs. Carolyn has a wonderful voice for this sort of folk pop conjuring. Aside from the songs and their performances, this has an overall vibe of sweet-spirited compassionate generosity with an emotionally unguarded quality that makes the listener feel like a welcome old friend upon first listening. Also includes pedal steel guitar, and you know how much I love pedal steel guitar.
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