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Two Loons for Tea is a dream-pop band that hails from Seattle, WA. Their music is an eclectic mix of chill, indie-pop, and electro-acoustic genres. Sarah Scott, singer and lyricist, fronts the band with her cool and sensuous vocal style.

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Product details

  • Audio CD (30 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00005A3I4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,321,498 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  5. Ice Cube Crocodile 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Stones And Bones 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Women Whisper 4:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Strangers 5:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Parachute 5:070.99  Buy MP3 


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5.0 out of 5 stars Two (loons) for tea 22 Jan 2006
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Two Loons For Tea are one of those subtle bands, whose self-titled album became an underground hit based purely on talent. It's an intoxicating mix of trip-hop, catchy pop, jazz and smooth guitar. The main flaw is that it's way too short -- only nine songs, but what exceptional pop songs they are.
It opens with the gorgeous "Brickwall," an expansive trip-hop song with some sharp percussion and incomparable layering. But the faster pace melts away into a sweet, slightly murky pop song, which is made even more lovely by Sarah Scott murmurs, "They always interfere with love/she's out on the town/still wants a boy, a boy..."
For the rest of their debut, Two Loons For Tea stretch their wings with atmospheric pop songs tinged with jazzy brass, ending with a pair of darker melodies. "Strangers" is a shimmering, dense song, while the finale "Parachute" is halting, melodic, soft and a little nervous-sounding. It's an exquisite end to an otherwise confident ending.
"Two Loons For Tea" had pretty much no hype when it was first released, but it slipped into music-lovers' collections anyway. Their sound is a sort of collision between Portishead and Emiliana Torrini, with a dash of Mazzy Star thrown in -- and while jazz, trip-hop and pop don't usually mesh so well, here they blend perfectly.
The band itself is the brainchild of Scott and Jonathan Kochmer, and their work is perfectly in sync. Scott provides strong vocals that can be throaty, sweet or fragile. Instrumentally, Kochmer steals the show by playing three guitars -- electric, synth, and some exquisite acoustic playing in "Neon Nothing," where it's just Scott's voice and some guitar. It sounds like they're playing in a coffeehouse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive & catchy 10 Feb 2001
By N. Graham - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have been utterly obsessing over this album--it is a wonderful combination of jazz, pop, trip hop, electronica, atmospheric guitar, and great raspy/rich vocals, a mix of smoothness with liveliness. It has a flowing, yet energetic sound. And of course the great guitar and vocals. Heavenly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Loons" fly 30 Jan 2005
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Two Loons For Tea are one of those subtle bands, whose self-titled album became an underground hit based purely on talent. It's an intoxicating mix of trip-hop, catchy pop, jazz and smooth guitar. The main flaw is that it's way too short -- only nine songs, but what exceptional pop songs they are.

It opens with the gorgeous "Brickwall," an expansive trip-hop song with some sharp percussion and incomparable layering. But the faster pace melts away into a sweet, slightly murky pop song, which is made even more lovely by Sarah Scott murmurs, "They always interfere with love/she's out on the town/still wants a boy, a boy..."

For the rest of their debut, Two Loons For Tea stretch their wings with atmospheric pop songs tinged with jazzy brass, ending with a pair of darker melodies. "Strangers" is a shimmering, dense song, while the finale "Parachute" is halting, melodic, soft and a little nervous-sounding. It's an exquisite end to an otherwise confident ending.

"Two Loons For Tea" had pretty much no hype when it was first released, but it slipped into music-lovers' collections anyway. Their sound is a sort of collision between Portishead and Emiliana Torrini, with a dash of Mazzy Star thrown in -- and while jazz, trip-hop and pop don't usually mesh so well, here they blend perfectly.

The band itself is the brainchild of Scott and Jonathan Kochmer, and their work is perfectly in sync. Scott provides strong vocals that can be throaty, sweet or fragile. Instrumentally, Kochmer steals the show by playing three guitars -- electric, synth, and some exquisite acoustic playing in "Neon Nothing," where it's just Scott's voice and some guitar. It sounds like they're playing in a coffeehouse.

Backing them are a number of other musicians, who contribute percussion, hammond and piano, even more guitar, and something called "effects" -- I think it means little chimes and additional electronic blips. Jessica Lurie and Skerik also contribute saxophones to three songs, adding a jazzy flavor to straightforward trip-hop tunes.

Two Loons for Tea made only a little splash with their self-titled debut, but it's an album that overflows with beauty and musical depth. A must-have.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excelent, actually I would give it 4.5 stars 24 Mar 2006
By Daniel Golcher Quiros - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The music, the lyrics... they are interesting, the music is fresh, its imaginative. I just wonder how different could life be if only instead of the worthless bubblegum pop we would get airplay of groups like this. I strongly recomend this album, brickwall, boy and specially strangers, listen to this last one and you'll undesrtand what I am talking about. You won't regret it; it is not pop, or alternative or adult contemp it is a fusion of that and more. Great album.
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Loons For Tea 8 Mar 2010
By Brodie Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is an amazing cd. While Brick Wall starts the album off on a faster note, what follows is much more laid back and also extremely sultry. Sarah Scott's voice is warm and reminds me of Esthero. My favorites are Brick Wall, Neon Nothing (An amazing song, extremely beautiful), and Ice Cube Crocodile. Overall, this is an awesome cd that is both moody and laid back.
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, seductive and sophisticated. 11 July 2007
By D. Aceituno - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Two Loons for Tea's self-titled album is a splendid mix of genres. An avid electronic music fan myself, I like anything that takes normally incompatible sounds or beats and makes them work, but it's not just about blending sounds; rock fans will like the punchy accents and crescendos, jazz fans will adore the shifting blend of instruments that come in and out of the fore and background and everyone will love the intelligent lyrics delivered by an innovative and versatile vocalist. The tracks have a similar feel to each other, but it never gets boring because each song is a different angle on something that's great to begin with. The true brilliance is finding rhythm and melody in a constantly shifting soundscape. You may hear a catchy hook at the beginning of a song, but you never hear it exactly the same way again. It evolves as you listen, grows as you watch like a time-lapse video. This album is genius and really shows what a team of musicians who are unafraid to experiment with what's technically capable, yet soundly based on what is pleasing to the ear and resonates with human emotion are capable of. I haven't stopped hearing Two Loons for Tea in my head since I first heard it a week ago and it redefines my musical tastes in a profound way.
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