Indefinite Hiatus

I am saddened to say that I will have to put my blog on an indefinite hiatus due to the fact that I currently have more than I can handle on my plate. I want to thank everyone that has ever visited this blog. I hope I have pleasured your eardrums.

You may continue to follow me on Twitter, where I will still post song recommendations and links to any other cool music related news/songs/etc. I will also continue to be a guest-blogger on Pretty Much Amazing! The Music Blog.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Goodbye to the Mother and the Cove

To wear no clothes
To strike no pose

I still haven't decided how I feel about Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. On the one hand I feel the vocals prevent me from really liking them, but on the other hand I find that every time I listen to Some Loud Thunder I find myself enjoying a lot of the songs. In conclusion, they're musically talented but the vocals might not be your cup of tea. Despite that, the band did surprisingly well after self releasing their debut LP, actually selling more than 6 figures worth of albums.

One of the songs I find myself enjoying a lot is "Goodbye to the Mother and the Cove." I almost want to say it's a very simple song but only in comparison to some of the other songs on the album (i.e. "Satan Said Dance"). That could be due to the fact that it's rhythmically steady in the sense that the instruments don't change very much throughout most of the song and instead provide a solid backbone for Ounsworth's vocals to soar. Contrary to what I stated before about the vocals, this ends up working quite well. Go figure.

Favorite Part: When the song finally does change up a bit and we're introduced to some rolling drums. The lyrics here are short lines of 2-3 words which give the song a very march-like effect.

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