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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Art of Fighting

No, this is not a post about how to defeat your foe with brute force or physical prowess. That will come later. Rather, this is a post about how to win over your enemy with deliciously delicate harmonies and grooves. Let's begin:

1) Go and buy the new album Runaways by Australian band Art of Fighting (due out March 21 in the US).

2) Put it into your CD player or other music playing device and listen.

3) Notice that this album is not hard rock or punk or anything of the sort. Notice that this album is a collection of heartfelt, folky rock songs that will have you softly swaying forth and back like a willow tree. Runaways is very much in the style of one of CSV's favorites The Damnwells' Air Stereo, in that it has a certain working man's folk character. This album isn't fluffy, but it sure does have substance. If you listen to "Eastbound" (definitely the standout), you'll be taken on a path that winds through pine trees and deep greens and browns that you just stare at for hours. I don't think I have really been able to appreciate the album for everything it is, as every time I play the tracks, I can't help but stare out the window at the scenic images that pass me by.

4) Join together with your friends and fiends. Rejoice.
Listen to "Eastbound" (4.9/5)
Listen to "Free You" (4.5/5)

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