Monday, October 16, 2006

Driveblind



These fellows were my neighbors until June, when they went on a US tour. I saw them at the Viper Room and House of Blues here in LA, bookends of their tour. Now they are back in LA for a little while. They are great guys and great musicians, to boot. From Aberdeen, Scotland, their debut album on Geffen Records comes out October 24th. Terry has one of the most amazing voices I've heard in the last decade. You have to hear him live to truly appreciate how incredibly beautiful and large a voice it is. They are one of those rare bands that sound better live than on recording. Mostly, I just like talking with them at the neighborhood bar, bbqs and other people's shows (remember how loud you got at Irina's show, Nick? That was the beer. And you're right, some people can't ride bicycles, but I don't know what that has to do with what I said.), as Scots are wont to do. These are clever and decent lads, and I wish them all great success. I'll surely be at the show on the 27th. Big hugs all around.

Here's a clip of their studio session with A&M, recording "I See It All." The opening song is "The Fool Rides Again" - too bad they don't play the whole thing, it's a personal favorite. You can check both out on this podcast, however (the playlist is, in order, Sillhouette, The Fool Rides Again, Light Sleeper, I See It All).



Sillhouette (Live at the Roxy, Los Angeles. Scottish folk roots evident here.)



Raised at Midnight




Driveblind on MySpace
the band's website
Geffen page





And my favorite:

(you can hear this song on the MySpace page. or in the podcast.)

Light Sleeper

This just isn't fair
the understatement of the year
if i had known
watched you go
would i have been there?

thought i'll keep
when i sleep



so what comes now?
when i go down so slowly
so slowly

i know that things they can't go on
i'm sick and tired of being wrong
these times have put me to the test
light sleeper, won't you get some rest
light sleeper, won't you get some rest

time will tell
if i am well
or under the weather
close my eyes
tight tonight

i know that things they can't go on
i'm sick and tired of being wrong
these times have put me to the test
light sleeper, won't you get some rest?
light sleeper, won't you get some rest?

I'm a light sleeper
I'm a light sleeper
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm a light sleeper

i know that things they can't go on
i'm know i'm tired, i know i'm wrong
these times have put me to the test
light sleeper, won't you get some rest?
light sleeper, won't you get some rest?

i know that things they can't go on
i'm sick and tired of being wrong
these times have put me to the test
light sleeper, won't you get some rest?
light sleeper, won't you get some rest?

3 comments:

steve said...

Vocals are nice! Kinda like Loggins and Messina...to me anyways!

kissyface said...

Oh my God, I can't believe you just likened them to House at Pooh Corner. Hilarious.

steve said...

Pooh Corner? Man, I forgot about that one...I'll just...be... back...over at my place.