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Case Conrad: Hold up this song (Single, 2011)

 

Día para los singles este viernes de Enero. La falta de tiempo nos ha llevado hoy a poderle dedicar menos tiempo del esperado a discos grandes, así que tan sólo os presentaré algún single. La próxima semana volveremos a la normalidad.
Case Conrad es un grupo sueco cuyo líder, Gustav Haggren, conoció a su banda casi por casualidad tras disolver un proyecto previo. Gustav factura un Pop-Folk pausado y con tintes cercanos a Josh Rouse. Acaban de editar su álbum de debut, titulado Dew Point, un disco de tonos medios y sonidos cuasi acústicos. Hold up this song es el single que han escogido como carta de presentación, y es, en cualquier caso, una buena canción que puedes encontrar pinchando en el enlace.

Case Conrad – Hold up this song (Single, 2011)

“After reading the description of how the band and the album came together, I can’t help but marvel at the dichotomy between the process and the end result.  Dew Point, and indeed the band itself, came together like a hasty, whirlwind romance.  They formed when, following the dissolution of his former band (Gustav and the Seasick Sailors), vocalist/guitarist Gustav Haggren found himself booked for a tour, but with no band to perform with.  He called up a few musicians with whom he had never previously performed with, and over the course of that tour Case Conrad began to develop its own personality.  Shortly thereafter, the songs on the album took shape during a series of five shows performed over four nights in Hamburg.  The still relatively new band recorded the material they had worked out in a small wooden house over the course of three short days.  And thus, band and album both came to existence in the span of barely one year.
And despite the sudden – maybe even slapdash – nature of both band and album, the tracks on Dew Point sound thoughtful and very comfortable in their own skin.  The album’s most immediately rewarding moment comes quick, on the second track, “Hold Up This Song,” which is a cuddly, slightly pastoral slice of naturally-sweetened, upbeat pop music.  And the band again demonstrates their knack for writing catchy rhythms and clever pop hooks on the grooving and elastic “Riverboat.”  And on shimmering, velvety cuts like “You Are Good.  I Am Train.” and “Igloo” they prove that they can tackle elegant, incandescent ballads.  All and all, it is a warm, comforting album that proves that sometimes things just click.  Sometimes you need time to think things out, but then sometimes you just know” (turntablekitchen.com)

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7 enero, 2011 - Posted by | Case Conrad

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