David Novick

Your Sister’s Hand

Drag City

Street: 03.18

David Novick = José
Gonzalez + White Fence

If ever you find yourself on a meditation retreat in a forest, you might end up listening to this album. Novick’s mixture of acoustic and electric guitars is delivered in a relaxing, soothing way, with Spanish-style plucking and soft hums, especially during “Until You Show.” While he incorporates some pretty epic electric guitar dominance in “Last Moon,” the juxtaposition with the acoustic guitar still maintains the peaceful thematic arc of the album. With minimal singing and droney guitars, Your Sister’s Hand ventures into some interesting psych-realms, while sticking with a hypnotic, folky vibe, which ultimately evokes a calm experience. –Brinley Froelich