Pollyanna Loves Cassandra
"An explosion of creativity." (The Register Guard) 'Pollyanna Loves Cassandra' is the magnum double album that Shipe always wanted to make. An exploration of all the genres of music absorbed and enjoyed by Shipe and his bandmates at the turn of the century. 'It's those surprises, those twists that go right when you expect the song to go left, melodies that pop up out of nowhere and suck you in,lyrics that suddenly grip and make you rewind and turn up the volume, that make Pollyanna Loves Cassandra worth your hard-earned cash.' (Melissa Bearns from the Source) 'Less than a concept album yet more than just a batch of songs, both the 'Pollyanna' and the 'Cassandra' portions of this ambitious and polished work show Shipe to be a musical chameleon and prove that his band has the chops to navigate the twisting musical terrain. There are wide paths of assured, guitar-heavy rock, passages of more intimate singer-songwriter fare, playful pokes at rap, jam-outs, some sprite funk, even a visit into Santana's territory, as well as a creative Jimi Hendrix cover.' (The Oregonian) 'I gushed like a hot and bothered groupie.' (Melissa Bearns, The Source, Bend, OR.) Compared to The White Album, not in sound, but in variety--embracing all the genres of music within a decade's influence.