Saturday, October 14, 2006
CHIN UP CHIN UP
ARTIST / BAND: CHIN UP CHIN UP
SONG (MP3): THIS HARNESS CAN'T RIDE ANYTHING
ALBUM: This Harness Can't Ride Anything
FILE UNDER: Pop / Indie
INFO: Windy city avant-pop combo Chin Up Chin Up have just handed in the stunning master of their second proper full-length – entitled “This Harness Can’t Ride Anything.” Recorded by Sir Brian Deck [Iron And Wine, Red Red Meat, Modest Mouse] at his Engine Studios, the tracks are a joyful mix of shifting dynamics, stuttering riffs, and buoyant arrangements all held together by front man Jeremy Bolen’s scratched up discourse on breasts, beavers, and Minnesota. The resulting record takes its cues from 2004’s We Should Have Never Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers, but ups the ante considerably, weaving their hyper-literate song craft in with a new sense of melody and wit.
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