|Trouble With Templeton, The / Six Months In A Cast|
|Album:||Six Months In A Cast||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Trouble With Templeton, The||Added:||03/2013|
|Add Date:||2013-03-16||Pull Date:||2013-05-19|
|Week Ending:||19 May||12 May||5 May||28 Apr||21 Apr||14 Apr||7 Apr||31 Mar|
|1.||Fri, 30 May 14:||Francis D|
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Time Traveler (Top 35 Indie CDs of 2013)
|6.||Fri, 11 Oct 13:||Francis D|
“Six Months in a Cast” The Trouble with Templeton|
Indie folk from 21-year-old Australian singer/songwriter Thomas Calder. Calder wrote all five songs on the EP and recorded them with the help of four new bandmates. Tracks 2 through 5 are soulful, acoustic guitar-centric melodies that may remind you of The Tallest Man on Earth or Mumford & Sons. The opening track has multiple layers of instruments and a high-energy drum track that make it an extremely catchy single.
Recommended: 1, 3, 4. Borderline FCC on #2 “crappy”.
1. (4:37) Six Months in a Cast — Title track opens with a snapping sound as if it were being turned on and brought up to speed. Caldwell’s yearning vocals soar above a dynamic, driving, multi-instrumental bed that includes synthesizer orchestra, piano and drums. Excellent track! ****
2. (3:16) 30 Something — Slower, but bouncy ditty about being “happy with being crappy.” Somewhat annoying harmonies sung as a round in the background. ****
3. (3:30) Old Habits — Nice fingerpicking guitar work, with piano added partway in. Thomas Calder’s expressive voice and honest lyrics are prominently on display. ***
4. (4:03) Home — Simple, crooning vocals, acoustic guitar and bass. Sliding between chords is a nice touch. Wistful vocals floating on the breeze. **
5. (4:34) Tired — Very down-tempo. Sorrowful and, well, tired sounding.
|1.||Six Months In A Cast||3.||Old Habits|