Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lullaby for the Working Class - I Never Even Asked for Light (1997)


Here's some nice, melancholic indie folk that reminds me of simpler times. Lullaby for the Working Class have aged much better than some of their more successful Saddle Creek compatriots (lookin' at you, Rilo Kiley.) This is partially due to their approachable, dense but organic sound, which, on I Never Even Asked for Light, is made by 12 musicians and over 20 instruments -- acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, violin, that kind of thing -- and partially due to their ability to look beyond their own little worlds. Members of Cursive and Bright Eyes.

Track listing:
1. Untitled
2. Show Me How the Robots Dance
3. Irish Wake
4. Jester's Siren
5. Hypnotist (Song for Daniel H.)
6. In Honor My Stumbling
7. This Is as Close as We Get
8. The Sunset and the Electric Bill
9. Bread Crumbs
10. Descent
11. The Man vs. the Tide (Part 1)
12. The Man vs. the Tide (Part 2)
13. The Man vs. the Tide (Part 3)

Colliding in a gas
We're two atoms of a kind
Rising from the fuel tank
And dancing on the windshield

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