Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday 9 October Thursday 10 October Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Taylor Goldsmith's voice is subtle and never forced, softly swelling and fading amid the backgrounds, showcasing his genuine maturity.
The mood takes a degree turn with "Behind the Bleachers", a formulaic stomp that nonetheless finds a niche in your mind and lingers there for a long, long time. In the press release. Goldsmith cites Dylan, Bowie, Reed, and Lennon as musical heroes because they are "each as much a storyteller as a musician", and this influence is made clear in the closing "Execution Song".
It is a seven-minute tale of a convicted murderer on death row. The build continues into the last few minutes where fuzzy guitars, scattered drums, and sorrowful drones fill empty space with a landscape of mental images and raw sonic emotions.
Simon Dawes is aware of the power of space and time, and nothing here is ever hurried or overplayed. Bassist Wylie Gelber has just barely turned eighteen, a fact that seems almost unbelievable when considering the group's advanced musicianship and control.
Carnivore proves to be an album of true versatility and unforgettable depth -- one of the best so far this year. Kingdom in My Mind captures the energy of the Wood Brothers' live performances, and it invites listeners to come jam-out, as long as the lyrics aren't carefully scrutinized. That may be how pornography works, but it's not how desire works, and this difference is the key to the coy allure of the song.
Chris Maxwell has led Skeleton Key and written for music for Bob's Burgers, but his latest effort continues his tradition of creating stately portraits of American life while subverting musical expectations. New Store No. Punk rockers Spanish Love Songs understand that even on the darkest, desolate morning there's hope to be had in waiting for the sun to come up.
Brave Faces Everyone feels like a defining moment for the band. Instrumental guitar duo Elkhorn tweak the formula with a third musician on their latest album, The Storm Sessions. Vocalist Taylor Goldsmith comes off so convincingly with his jaded sense of humor, yet Simon Dawes aim to get your rocks off, too.
Goldsmith tells it like it is throughout Carnivore , too, and the slinky basslines and confrontational lyrics of "Salute the Institution" is their classic in the making. Those music fans who cling to Pitchfork's mantra of indie rock might not notice the greatness of Simon Dawes ' work in progress right away, but that itself makes Carnivore worth listening to.
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Must Hear Music. Reviews Archives.Simon Dawes was a rock band originally from Malibu, California. The band was signed with Record Collection and released their debut full-length, Carnivore, i.