Today’s group is The Turnback. If you read this blog regularly, you may be wondering why I’m mentioning a band I already mentioned only a month ago. Well, it’s because the band’s bass player, Kenny (Hi, Kenny!) rather generously sent me the band’s album, Drawn In Chalk, to listen to. (Thanks, Kenny!) In the previous post I’d played you two tracks from the album. Because I’ve now heard the whole album, and enjoyed it, I think it’s reasonable that you get to hear a bit more of it, too.
Before that, though, I want to mention the movie. (“What movie?” I hear you ask.)
Associated with the album is a movie called Drawing With Chalk. The movie is about a group of chaps in their 40’s forming a band despite the bemusement of friends and loved ones who think it’s silly for grown men in their 40’s to form rock bands. I mention that because the album is not just a collection of jangly power-poppy songs – it also doubles as the soundtrack to the movie about those 40-something chappies:
But back to the album. I found it a relatively low-key affair, in keeping with the introspective nature of the film. It’s not dull, though. It’s not full of youthful bravado, with an excess of testosterone, where you’re pummelled by explosive drums and ultra-loud guitars. It’s more pensive and contemplative, as the song’s authors ponder their (musical) place in the world. But they do it in a jangly way.
How about I just shut up and let you hear what I’m talking about?
The Turnback – “Over And Out Of My Head” (2011)
The Turnback – “Outside Again” (2011)
Buy Drawn In Chalk at Amazon.com ($8.99 – bargain)
Buy Drawn In Chalk at Digstation ($9.99 – still a bargain)
Buy Drawn In Chalk at iTunes ($9.99 – ditto)
Buy the CD of Drawn In Chalk at CD Baby ($9.99 for the CD – even more of a bargain)
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