Saturday, October 20, 2007

The 1900s

ARTIST / BAND: The 1900s
SONG (MP3): When I Say Go
ALBUM: Cold & Kind

FILE UNDER: Psychedelic / Japanese Pop / Korean Pop
LABEL: Parasol Records

INFO: Cold & Kind is the debut album from Chicago septet The 1900s. From the morning moment of ‘waking up’ in “Georgia” until ‘the end of day’ in “Supernatural”, the entire album is a grand trip into the unknown that makes no distinction between outer and inner worlds, personal and political, utopia and apocalypse. And oh yeah, it sounds totally sweet as well. Cold & Kind is a highly ambitious record overflowing with erotic melodies and of course, the band's trademark vocal harmonies. Recorded mostly live to tape, the record captures the energy of the band's remarkable live show while also benefiting from the addition of large string and horn sections. While Clocking in at exactly 40:00 minutes (in honor of finishing the album on the 40th anniversary of Sgt. Peppers), Cold & Kind keeps one foot in the past, one in the future and another foot in your heart. You'll dig if you dig: Tommy James, Fleetwood Mac, Velvet Underground, Cat Power, Supremes, Roy Harper, Arcade Fire, Dr. Dog, Midlake, Leon Redbone, Bill Clinton on sax or Russell Crowe's band.

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