||Ten Readings of a Warning CD (2007) |
Joel Morales discography Granddaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild (aka All Smiles) churned out his first solo album in 2007, a lo-fi affair with heart and twang. His unassuming vocals and simple arrangements support hooky pop tunes that stay a little more earthbound than Grandaddy's gentle electronica.
Unknown Contributor Role: Brian Deck.
All Smiles: Jim Fairchild (various instruments).
Personnel: Jim Fairchild (vocals, flamenco guitar); Joel Morales, Joel Morales (vocals); Peter Walker (keyboards); Joe Plummer ...
||Dios CD (2004)
Joel Morales music CDs As promising as Dios' mix of indie rock, psychedelia, and Californian pop was on their Arboles EP, the group's self-titled first full-length is even more ambitious and accomplished. Dios is a darker and more complex take on the band's unmistakably Californian sound; even the poppiest ...
||Los Arboles CD (2004)
Joel Morales CD discography This debut five-song EP by Hawthorne, California's Dios is a provocative, stunningly produced piece of spaced out, dreamily textured indie pop. Dios are vocalist/ guitarist, Joel Morales, keyboardist Jimi Camaro, John Paul Caballaro on bass, and drummer Jeffrey Enzor. Their sound weaves together the blissed-out pop textures of Sister Lovers-era Big Star, the perverse production sensibilities of the Flaming Lips, and pure California mellow psychedelia. Lyrically, Dios write ridiculous slacker anthems about people who have no direction, but their music on Los Arboles tells a different story, one that is literate, multi-textured, sophisticated, and accessible. Notable tracks are "All Said + Done," "Tragic Lady," and "You'll Get Yours." These guys won't be indie for long, they're far too good, and far too marketable to stay hidden in Hawthorne. ~ Thom Jurek
Dios: Kevin Morales, Joel Morales (vocals, guitar); Jimmy Cabeza DeVaca (Rhodes electric piano, keyboards, samples); J.P. Cabellero (bass); Jackie Monzon (drums).
Audio Mixers: D. Sardy; Dios; Dios Malos.