Thursday, March 08, 2007
it's just no fun, when you hate the person that you've become

I've sort of given up on posting tracks from leaked records since there are thousands of blogs that do that. But a track from the upcoming Dntel album really caught my ear. So much so, in fact, that I'm pretty excited to buy the record when it comes out, and I probably could've cared less about it before that.

"Roll On" is the fourth track on Dumb Luck and features Miss Jenny Lewis, who lends her country croon (and maybe her acoustic guitar too?) to a number that she's played live under the name "A Warm Bed is Something." I've generally looked fairly favourably on the instrumental part of James Tamborello's Dntel stuff, but I've always been turned off by his hushed vocal delivery, and even more so, Ben Gibbard's hushed guest vocal delivery. I am, however, a big fan of Jenny. If you stripped away all the electronic flourishes you'd be left with a track that would cozy up nicely alongside the songs from Rabbit Fur Coat, and Tamborello's knob twiddling and programming does a great job of adding to the composition without overwhelming it. "Happy" jumped out at me from Lewis' solo record because of the way it contrasted very modern lyrics with an old time country vibe, and "Roll On" does the same thing with the acoustic strums and filtered samples.

download: Dntel ft. Jenny Lewis - Roll On
download: Jenny Lewis - A Warm Bed is Something (live at the Echo)

Lou Barlow's keeping busy. Dinosaur Jr. is at the Commodore on May 23rd.

The National are at Richard's on June 29th in support of the Boxer (out May 29th).

Run Chico Run headline an all ager at Seylynn Hall on March 17th with Lizard People and Fake Shark Real Zombie.

Busdriver opens for CocoRosie on May 5th.

now playing: Dntel ft. Jenny Lewis - Roll On

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2 Comments:

Tamborello did some nice intro/outros for the other Rilo Kiley side project as well: The Elected's first album Me First

By Blogger Pinder, at 9:59 AM  

Vancougar is also confirmed for that all-ager at Seylynn.

By Blogger Mike, at 11:17 AM  

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