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Adam and Darcie: 'Take Them All Away'

Adam and Darcie
Adam and Darcie

The Provo Utah pop duo Adam and Darcie have a distinct musical chemistry that involves the use of layered harmonies to produce warm, gentle pop. Traveling from California to Massachusetts, the group managed to record some very likable songs without the use of any studio tricks.

Recording mostly with a laptop, the band takes advantage of an uncomplicated but effective formula on their album The Valley Where I'm From. They lay a solid framework with standard song structures and basic melodies. Lush vocal arrangements are key to the group's attractive love songs. Although the album has a charming, sentimental feel, the songwriting is mature unlike most sappy love songs that contain tired, cheesy lines.

Adam and Darcie Sanders mostly play acoustic instruments such as banjo, guitar, piano, ukulele, and accordion with the exception of the tracks "Man in the Moon" and "First Sign of Relief" which add some electronic elements.

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