I just discovered a band called Sledding With Tigers and I’m absolutely in love. They describe themselves as “bluegrass-punk” on their Facebook, and have about 6 people in their band. They’ve got violins, banjos, mandolins, accordions- you name it, really. They’re a softer version of Ramshackle Glory, almost. And wow are they great.
“Quit Yr Job” is the first tune off a 8-track release called “Being Nice Is Still Cool”. I love how it starts with powerful group vocals, cos it caused me to be instantly captivated. It’s an angsty tune and flows right into “High Waisted Shorts”, a beautifully composed piece that I can’t stop listening to. The girl’s vocals that come in to harmonize are a wonderful addition and make the song even more intriguing. The song is described as, “This is a love song of sorts. I guess it’s more of a song about attraction, than love. The person in question is really just an amalgamation of several different people I’ve met over the years, and unsuccessfully attempted to woo. Woo is a weird word.”
The last track is called “I Think I Missed That Day In School Where They Teach You How To Be A Person”. It seems to express the real struggle of a kid trying to grow up. “A year out of college, a year into debt, and I still haven’t moved out of my parents house yet,” starts it out and sets the scene. The line “Well I don’t know where I’m gonna be in a few short years or a couple of weeks, but I swear to god, I’ll be on my way- it might not happen tomorrow, but it will some day,” is so uplifting and really provides a message of hope. It’s a brilliant way to end an album, because it’s all about self-reflection and being excited and ambitious towards the future.
Check Sledding With Tigers out. They’re perfect.
Live Review: Randy Edelman “A Life In 80 Minutes” @ Chelsea Table & Stage in NYC, Nov.27, 2021 By Harley Rain
Live Review: Randy Edelman “A Life In 80 Minutes” @ Chelsea Table & Stage in NYC, Nov.27, 2021
proven itself a follow up to “Hello”
Her perceptive songwriting is complemented by her idiosyncratic guitar playing and distinctive vibrato-less voice
the goths have the best dancefloors
album sales comprise 692,000
back in the studio in January 1969, three months after they had nailed down 30 songs for The White Album
a collection of genres all united under the same gothic roof
Kali uses it creatively
everything she has done this past two years has proven itself important
“wastes no time with things like verses and other niceties deemed unnecessary on its direct route to fun”