Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Bird of Music: Doves at SXSW

I feel a bit out of the loop at the moment. Maybe it's the Daylight Savings, or the avalanche of post-break work flooding over me. But most likely than not, it's that temporal void of missing the musical mecca of SXSW, although vicarious atonement after the fact is nice. Another pleasant surprise was realizing that this set, which I had acquired rather arbitrarily, took place at 2005's SXSW. I suppose the relative brevity of the recording is a byproduct of those tight schedules, but many thanks to the dedicated festival goer who managed to capture the moment.

As for Doves, while they're not quite at the level of my favorites, there's definitely an element to their music that distinguishes them from your generic rock band. There's a sort of grittiness and darkness, at least to Some Cities-era material, but it's pulled off with lots of emotion and sincerity that makes it quite accessible.


1. Intro
2. Snowden
3. One Of These Days
4. Caught By The River
5. Almost Forgot Myself
6. There Goes The Fear

Bonus Track: Black and White Town

Lark: Here

In other news...

rbally is BACK!

The Village Voice has a pretty interesting cover story from last week, as well as a writeup of The Blow's show from last week.

Lone Star State natives Eisley played an obscene number of times at SXSW, and Boyd's got you covered.


jennings said...

Thanks for the shout . . . .

Anonymous said...

Could you re-up these tracks please? Thanks

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