Another post inspired by Spin’s spread on the revitalization of Americana: I groovesharked The Head and the Heart this afternoon (while prepping for the math SAT II..) and it hurt to stop listening to their album. This song in particular I loved. The bass beat is reminiscent of John Lennon’s Give Peace A Chance, but with a more polished sound, obviously. Another one I really like is this:
The lyrics are sweet: that typical nouveau-americana combination of really vague stanzas that make people crazy on songmeanings.com and archaic-feeling lyrics such as
I know there’s California, Oklahoma
And all of the places I ain’t ever been to but
Down in the valley with
These are the places you will find me hidin’
These are the places I will always go
So try them on for size, see what you think. P.S. If you don’t have a grooveshark account, you should. It’s a great way to try out new albums.
I guess I put the P.S. in the wrong place.