"This Isn't Goodbye"
Genres: indie pop, folk-rock, indie rock
PO Box 2192
Jun 23 - 29 2003
Blood is an LA singer / songwriter who is celebrating the release
of his second full-length with This Isn't Goodbye.
Sounding like a more upbeat Chris Cacavas, Blood has
crafted eight mercilessly infectious tunes that blend a sixties flare
with a more folky version of indie rock.
Things start off with the peppy "Happy Today," which is
an alright opener but far from the album's best song.
"Stool Pigeon" then picks up the slack with Elliott Smith-style
vocals and Sparklehorse-esque songwriting. The lyrics are
well-written, rich in imagery and intelligent thought. As the
album progresses, the songs become better and better. "True
Hearts" is Eels pop with hooks that will melt your
heart. "All Confused" is the record's quiet gem.
And "Moral Lies" is the record's classic - a depressing, dark
wade through all that makes pop music beautiful. This is the
type of song that made Chris Cacavas' Bumbling Home from the
Star one of last year's best albums.
All in all, This Isn't Goodbye will please indie rock fans
looking for something a bit less rock and a bit more pop.
8 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2003]