November 12, 2007
mp3 monday: S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder) edition
After a ridiculously warm fall, it would seem that we here in the Northeast have plunged head first into the depths of winter as well as the gloomy depression that comes with too little sun. Ah, but there's a cure: Seemingly upbeat music that is actually fairly depressing. That's right, there's nothing like someone else's blues to cheer up your winter doldrums. With that in mind, I bring you a choice cut from the latest incarnation of The Wedding Present, I'm from Further North Than You.
The "band" originally hailed from Leeds, England and has been around in one incarnation or another since 1985. The only constant through the years has been singer-songwriter-guitarist David Gedge who's unique voice always lets you know you are listening to The Wedding Present (or his temporary band from 1998-2004, Cinerama), whether the songs are loud and fast or quiet and slow.
I'm from Further North Than You (about a wild one night stand that morphs into a doomed relationship) is a typical tale of Gedge heartbreak but damn if it's not catchy (for an excellent review of the song, go here).
To listen/download, click on the Take Fountain CD cover above (you can get the entire album on mp3 here or on CD here).