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Sean Fournier–“Broken Stereo”

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2007 at 4:02 pm

This Connecticut-based singer/songwriter has a pretty amiable sound, as heard here, but then later diverges into a bit more melancholy stuff aided by a piano. Like Damien Rice meeting Jamie Cullum. I’ve listened to all of “Paper Tiger” his new release–and it was excellent. I usually prefer the harder stuff, but I always have a soft spot for destroying electronic devices.

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David Bazan “Harmless Sparks-Fewer Broken Pieces”

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2007 at 3:58 pm

I was actually looking for a vid of Headphones, the synth project of Bazan and Soft Drugs’ T.Walsh, though I think Tim kind of accidentally got booted off the project. But nothing really exists, except for a practice video and a little bit of not-so-great concert footage. Basically, Bazan behind a keyboard is just not as appealing–his charisma fades to black a bit. He doesn’t look like a keyboard player, he looks like a grizzly bear out of Glacier National Park or something, and he belongs with a guitar–an “organic” instrument, not this hyped electrical thing.

But here’s “Harmless Sparks/Fewer Broken Pieces”–the video is mislabeled. It’s at Sweetbriar College in Feb. 2007, with pretty good video editing.