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Strand Of Oaks - Heal

August 2014 CD of the Month

From the first bars of HEAL, the exhilarating melodic stomp of 'Goshen '97' puts you right into Tim Showalter's fervent teenage mindset. We find him in his family's basement den in Goshen, IN, feeling alienated but even at 15 years old, believing in the alchemy and power of music to heal your troubles. "The record is called HEAL, but it's not a soft, gentle healing, it's like scream therapy, a command, because I ripped out my subconscious, looked through it, and saw the worst parts. And that's how I got better." HEAL embodies that feeling of catharsis and rebirth, desperation and euphoria, confusion and clarity. It is deeply personal and unwittingly anthemic. - via strandofoaks.net

Tracks
1. Goshen '97
2. HEAL
3. Same Emotions
4. Shut In
5. Woke Up To The Light
6. JM
7. Plymouth
8. Mirage Year
9. For Me
10. Wait For Love