Angus & Julia Stone Had Me At “Australian Brother & Sister Act”

Mar 4th, 2009 // 3 Comments


As far as press releases and promo sheets go, I’m a remarkably easy person to please. If the act being pushed upon me any particular day involves siblings, the disc moves to the top of the pile. (I spent a solid three months convinced I liked the Magic Numbers!) And the Angus & Julia Stone disc that hit American stores yesterday, A Book Like This, is just full of charm.



The male/female harmonies are stunning, the songs are good, and Julia reminds me of Karen from the Innocence Mission, which is a big plus. Not that it makes much difference in whether the album is any good or not, but the act’s music videos are actually well made and interesting, which seems somewhat rare these days.

“Hollywood”:

“Paper Aeroplane”:

Angus & Julia Stone [Official site]

  1. Little Lebowski Urban Achiever

    I spent a solid three months convinced I liked the Magic Numbers!

    As did I. Although, I do remember their first album being way better than the the second.

  2. Dan Gibson

    @Little Lebowski Urban Achiever: I think you’re right thinking that, but I’m certainly not going back to find out.

  3. Richaod

    Being Australian, I’ve known about them for a while, but never really got into them… maybe because Julia sounds like Joanna Newsom to my ears?

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