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Sledding With Tigers "Being Nice Is Still Cool" Album Reviewed

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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.

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