Monday, July 24, 2006

Putting the Days to Bed


The Long Winters return to the scene with their new album Putting the Days to Bed on Barsuk Records. Singer John Roderick's voice isn't really like singing, just sort of a lilting talking voice. I saw them opening for the Decemberists a couple years ago and he was a pretty funny guy on stage, and the self-deprecating lyrics in the songs from When I Pretend to Fall didn't exactly have me falling head over heels, but I was interested in the new album, a new leaf.

Putting the Days to Bed feels much the same as When I Pretend to Fall, but more like a person who's been through more break-ups than long-lasting relationships. Roderick's pining melodies make Putting the Days to Bed worth hanging onto.

The Long Winters-Pushover

Buy Putting the Days to Bed from Barsuk.

5 comments:

max said...

i'm really enjoying the new album and this has got me more excited for seeing the guy live...when did he tour with the D's...i can't believe i could have missed that one?

Michael said...

umm I can't remember exactly. think it was 04? They played Trees in Dallas though...

dan said...

i saw the same show in NY at bowery ballroom. 04 sounds about right. He puts on a great live show. Very entertaining.

max said...

i have a free copy to give away now at my mog page www.mog.com/max if you'd like a chance at getting it free

Anonymous said...

i am just actuallyD3 Items experiencing the fresh record and also this seems to have me personally a lot more excited intended for seeing the guy reside...while performed he / she tour with the D's...it's surprising i could currentlyRS Gold have overlooked any particular one?