Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jeremy Messersmith - The Reluctant Graveyard [album review]

I can not stop listening to this album. From the opening track, "Lazy Bones", through the powerful middle of the album with some standout songs, all the way to the end with the short and sweet "Tomorrow" it is truly fantastic. I feel like all of these songs could be used in a Tim Burton movie. Just watching the "Organ Donor" video would make anyone think that.
The best part is you can name your own price for this album over at bandcamp, but it is absolutely worth paying for. His song "A Girl, A Boy, And A Graveyard" is beautiful in it's simplicity that features a small violin arrangement paired with his voice and an acoustic guitar. The lyrics in all of his songs tell stories of life and death and after-life without being morbid or overly depressing. Mainly, I find every song to be poignant in some manner. There is always something to relate to, whether it is the lyrics that tug at my heartstrings or a perfectly composed interlude, the album is consistently beautiful. Go get it.

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