(And, Lindsay agrees with me. You need to buy the music if you love it.)
This Lee County Iowa farmboy rocks the banjo and stomps along as percussion, never missing a beat. His voice is timeless and unique-and he’s a kickass dude. If he plays anywhere near you, run, don’t walk. They only made one of these cats.
FF are the old Bon Iver- no, not really, they’re themselves. But another album with haunting harmonies that just leave me hitting replay.
Classic- to the college boyfriend I chased to Wyoming- Thanks for making me see the genius that is Bob Dylan- I can’t say you never gave me nothing. But when you played this song and said it reminded you of me, I knew we wouldn’t share our twilight years- or even our twenties.
In hindsight: Well done, you!
Always makes me think of “Twilight”, for some reason. Love the tempo changes and the trippy vibe of this song- you feel like a wolf running through the woods.
I love old KOL, as well, but I felt like with “only by the Night” they upped their stadium rock sound to a level that’s really satisfying sonically, and yet keeps the intimacy of Caleb’s voice. I love the soaring guitars with the tight bassline- I think this is my fave song on a top 6 album. (Yes, I have weird numbered lists in my head- I’m a little rain girl about music, OK?)
I spent more freaking hours as a fourteen year old in the DC burbs, in my room, rewinding the “13 songs” tape a friend had dubbed for me from our hometown heroes. – everytime this song started, I would throw myself into a headstand against the wall- violently, suddenly, wanting to upend my placid nannified existence, get out of the “Waiting Room” and turn 18 so I could go to Fort Reno and see Fugazi live like the big kids.
Thanks for indulging me, Ri! It’s nice to have a Sister in Sound.:)
(Or a number of them, cause you gots the mad awesome shufflers, yo.)