Tuesday, May 16, 2006

MUSIC: Court & Spark

Had some interest in The Court & Spark after yesterady's posting of their Oldham cover song. Their recently released album, "Hearts" (from Absolutely Kosher Records), is a larger step forward than any of their previous albums. My only (slight) complaint about their earlier work is that it didn't exactly seem that they were growing or changing or anything. It was good, don't get me wrong, but I like to see advancement (even if I don't like it). Try listening to all of Modest Mouse's albums in a row and you'll see an interesting progression. Anyhow, I think C&S have taken a large step forward, it sounds like they've honed their sound a little more while expanding it (is that possible?!?).

::: The Court & Spark - Capaldi
::: The Court & Spark - Your Mother Was The Lightning

You can buy the album here, which you should definitely do if you enjoy the above tracks..... Support this excellent band. Double gold star that they're from the Bay Area.

Link to Court and Spark's MySpace page.
[Photo credit goes to SpatialK]