Friday, September 11, 2009

You Can't Take It With You

Well, if you know me, you know that one of my all time favorite bands is As Tall As Lions ("but lions aren't very tall!"). I don't even know how I discovered them, but the first song I can remember being obsessed with was "Deep Sleeper", which you can hear in the montage of Italy pictures:

Italy 2

When their self titled album came out and I got my hands on it, I was pretty much smitten for life. "Song for Luna", "Ghosts of York", "I'm Kicking Myself", and the ever-popular "Love Love Love" (featured in Meg & Lane's wedding video) are just a few of my favorite songs. The vocals themselves are like another's intense.

Back to the point, and their latest venture You Can't Take It With You, probably beat its predecessor into the musical happenings of my heart. The CD plays out in order like a film, each song complementing and leading the way for the next. My personal favorites, the title track "You Can't Take It With You", "In Case of Rapture" (amazing lyrically), the long instrumental "Duermete"...I mean, the whole cd is pretty fantastic.

I am hoping beyond hope I can get my hands on a ticket to the Voodoo festival in New Orleans on Halloween weekend, because As Tall As Lions is performing on Halloween Day! and I have never seen them live, though I've tried.

If you haven't heard them before, download:

Deep Sleeper (From Lafcadio)
Love Love Love (As Tall As Lions)

Ghosts of York (As Tall As Lions)
Stab City (As Tall As Lions)
Songs for Luna (As Tall As Lions)
I'm Kicking Myself (As Tall As Lions)

You Can't Take It With You
In Case of Rapture
Lost My Mind

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