Wednesday, July 27, 2011
"Where did I fail you, my love?"
That's the central question in our Jam of the Day, brought to you by Nashville's Colorfeels. Basically, it's a pretty way of asking, "Just how did I eff this up?" "Pretty Walk" leisurely tries to sort out the confusion (Was it me? Was it you?) with a cadence that draws just a titch bit from '50s rock 'n' roll. Think: Ritchie Valens' "Donna," mixed with the kind of 2011 complacency that keeps relationships nowadays from getting lift off. It's indie-pop that truly reflects these modern times.
A little after the three minute mark, the track downshifts via lilting harmonies (we're guessing that's where those Fleet Foxes and/or Local Natives comparisons come from), and the once strolling "Pretty Walk" ends with brass and self-blame.
Colorfeels - Pretty Walk
SYZYGY is out now. Incase you were curious (and we were), the definition of that funky word is "the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in a gravitational system." The eleven-song debut features a guest appearance from My Morning Jacket guitarist, Carl Broemel.
Stream the whole darn thing on the band's website. Prepare to be hypnotized by the dancing dot screen saver deal. You'll see what we mean.