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New Memories
Radio Sweethearts
New Memories
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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A wonderfully homespun album which highlights the skills of the band, from the graceful, looping pedal steel to the deft, economical drumming. What stands out most of all, though are the warm, husky, surprisingly "American...  more »

      
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All Artists: Radio Sweethearts
Title: New Memories
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Redeye Distribution
Original Release Date: 1/22/1997
Re-Release Date: 10/3/2000
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5024545066128, 797854100320

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A wonderfully homespun album which highlights the skills of the band, from the graceful, looping pedal steel to the deft, economical drumming. What stands out most of all, though are the warm, husky, surprisingly "American" vocals along with the matching strength of the songwriting. John Miller's originals such as the title track, "New Memories" and the weepy "Fallen Out Of Love Again" show a strong and sensitive understanding of country roots. Francis Macdonald's upbeat contributions, particularly the clever commentary on the genre, "Every Other Song" ("...every other song I hear/'s about drinkin' too much beer...") and the doleful "Lonely Footsteps" bring an indiepop sensibility into the mix, but with admirable subtlety. And of the handful of cover tunes, the best is a sweet take on the Freddy Fender classic, "Is Anybody Going To San Antone?" Shellshock. 2005.

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Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 12/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These guys are GREAT... This is a wonderfully homespun album which highlights the skills of the band, from the graceful, looping pedal steel to the deft, economical drumming. What stands out most of all, though are the warm, husky, surprisingly "American" vocals along with the matching strength of the songwriting. Singer John Miller's originals such as the title track, "New Memories" and the weepy "Fallen Out Of Love Again" show a strong and sensitive understanding of country roots. Indie-pop sweetheart Francis Macdonald (drummer for Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits, and a slew of other power-pop projects) contributes steady, upbeat rhythm, as well as a few truly fab songs, particularly the clever commentary on the genre, "Every Other Song" ("...every other song I hear/'s about drinkin' too much beer...") and the doleful "Lonely Footsteps." He brings an indiepop sensibility into the mix, but with admirable subtlety. And of the handful of cover tunes, the best is a sweet take on the Freddy Fender classic, "Is Anybody Going To San Antone?" As an album, "New Memories" has rough-hewn edges, but in a very good, very un-Nashville way. Recommended!"