Sunday, July 03, 2005

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers - "Moving Pictures, Silent Films"
Great Lake Swimmers - "I Will Never See the Sun"
Great Lake Swimmers - "Bodies & Minds"

The first two songs there are from the Great Lake Swimmers' self-titled debut album, which was released back in 2003. GLS just released a new batch of song - an album entitled Bodies & Minds - back in March. The third track available above is from that record, obviously (it's the title track). It's the only one I could find. And it's notably "rockier" than anything off their debut. You can listen to four more tracks off of Bodies & Minds - if your system supports Real Audio formatted files - over at Weewerk Records. If you like these songs, you can and should purchase either one of the GLS albums or both of them, for that matter.

I like what Misra Records has to say about them:
"With subtle colorings of acoustic guitar and piano, lap steel and accordion, it's Toronto-based songwriter Dekker's voice that carries the Great Lake Swimmers. The reverby echo of Dekker's vocals is the perfect accompaniment for a dark night on a moonlit porch or a long drive through the wide open, only lit by the dim glow of headlights. Addictive like the finest narcotics, this debut is an emotional, stirring album that is not meant to just be listened to. It's meant to be soaked in."
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