Tuesday, December 25, 2007

"Waiting for the one I love, I've been forgetting you"

Pastoral pop in the tradition of the Essex Green and Ladybug Transistor, Chicago's The 1900s were one of the few new discoveries to grab my attention this past year that otherwise seemed to rely heavily on the familiar. Recorded by an ensemble with an obvious love of AM radio, Cold & Kind runs the gammit from Zombies-adoring psyche-pop to the compelling, seventies soft rock of Fleetwood Mac. Their debut here was kind of a great album without being spectacular. Well perhaps that's an unfair way to put. With arrangements that interchange between between warm and dour to upbeat and harmonic and with three singers swapping vocal duty effortlessly, it's quite an unassuming affair. It's a fine collection of pop music that doesn't go out of it's way to attract too much attention. Apparently the group saves that tactic for it's live shows and those between the windy city and NYC should be able to catch them next month.

1900s - download "When I Say Go"

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