With themes of
despondency and broken hope rooted in his move to a new town, it
seems Jason Drake (aka Cassettes Won't Listen) likes American
Beauty … like a bunch. He's even titled his latest
album after the lead actor from the film. Despite the admiration,
Kevin Spacey himself issued a cease and desist order to the one man
band and in a cheeky turn the record was "retitled"
Given the aforementioned themes, the album is a dancy downer:
contemplative and bathed in minor keys all without becoming aloof
or morose. Drake manages to tie each song in a sweet sense of
longing. A good example of this attitude is "Perfect Day," the
record's second track (and first single). Perhaps that's why Ira
Glass and company tapped CWL for a recent edition of This American Life and why
Ira introduces Drake's latest mixtapeCWL101.
I like to think if I were in Spacey's shoes I'd embrace this gentle
electronic offering.To me, EVANSPACEY becomes the most
interesting midway through the record. Tracks "Turn Back The Other
Way" "Harp Darkness" are wonderful finds, rewarding the listener
for digging deep.
Contemplative, busy and downright catchy, EVANSPACEY
builds on the template set by bands like The Postal Service and The
National Skyline. It's a record almost anyone would love to have
their name stamped upon. Your loss, Kevin … though you were DOPE in
Glengarry Glen Ross.
We've already established Cassettes Won't Listen
... now I'm here to tell you're they're 5 for a buck at this
summer's Record Sale.
Plenty of vinyl of course, in fact people have donated entire
collections! Classical music, classic rock, a big stack of
indie releases, hip hop and more all on the cheap. LPs are a
buck a go; you'll find CDs, even 78s and every year we get a
healthy amount of laserdiscs.
See you June 24th 25th & 26th
at the Howe 'Bout Arden Shopping Center for The Cap Radio Record
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Cassettes Won't Listen:
The Night Shines
- from EvinspaceyBUY