Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Rosebuds...

So it seems that people may be paying attention to North Carolina's The Rosebuds, especially given their recent sparkling review of Birds Make Good Neighbors in Pitchfork. The Rosebuds are a husband and wife songwriting team that craft pretty pop songs that hide a certain lyricaly doleful uncertainty. I can't really describe it much better than that. The majority of songs are upbeat with a lot of interesting arrangements that push the songs towards a sparse sound, as opposed to something more lush and string heavy. But, unless I'm completely mishearing the lyrics, the songs hold a great deal of pessimism specifically regarding relationships and the inherent challenge of laying your heart on the line. What makes it interesting is thinking about the songs (and words) in the context of a band that contains and a husband and wife.

The Rosebuds are on tour so catch 'em if you can.

From Birds Make Good Neighbors:


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Check out a video from the Silver Jews Tanglewood Numbers


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