Elba / Don't Be Discouraged, Little Sparrow
Album: Don't Be Discouraged, Little Sparrow   Collection:General
Artist:Elba   Added:Dec 2009
Label:Tin Drum Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-02-27 Pull Date: 2011-05-01
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 24 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6
Airplays: 3 1 3 1 2 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 02, 2011: La Tristesse (B.A.B.S.B.)
What You Need Is A Light
4. Apr 27, 2011: The Independent Mind
2. Apr 29, 2011: Time Traveler
What You Need Is A Light
5. Apr 20, 2011: The Independent Mind
3. Apr 28, 2011: e hele aku a ho'i mai
6. Apr 09, 2011: Of Sound Mind
Safety In Numbers

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2011-02-21
Purty good low-key indie rock. Mildly whiny offbeat male vox in line with Neutral Milk Hotel or Jimmy Eat World. A mostly gentle, mellow melodic sound with backdroppy lyrics. Fuzzy at times. Cool trumpet accents throughout. At times, reminiscent of “Oh, Inverted World”. The internets are not fully aware of this record, though it’s more than a year old. These kids are from Seattle. Their singer’s name is (wait for it) Nick Cappelletti... which explains their band name.

RIYL: Male Bonding, Neutral Milk Hotel, Elliott Smith, Pinback

try: 5, 7, 3, 11
FCC: 1, 8

1. FCC “fuck” x2 rapid surf guitar strumming, bashy drums, nice minor bass.
2. rollicky bashy fuzz. trumpet soloing. cute boppy high-reg bass. earnest, but directionless.
*3. soft slow needlepoint synth, whistling, spare downbeat kit, lone electric. airy ethereal vox. sad, pseudo-cryptic lyrics: “you wake up asleep.” very cool segue to slow handclaps and “bah bah”s in the last minute.
4. beamy slurry electric and regal trumpet. really random raspy elliott smith vox. tempo changes. all the pieces are there! ends acoustic. abrupt stop.
*5. indie goodness. happy upbeat bopster, heavy rooted bass and fast strumming. sweet vox. muchly borrowed from “just like heaven”. parts of this actually remind me of the kitchens (of distinction).
6. slowish & sad lightweight acoustic + gentle vox. and... melodica!
*7. rapid dark minor fretwork. medieval sound. pinback would be proud. some nice death cabby harmonies break up the gloom.
8. FCC “fuck”, etc. fast punky strumming, muted trumpet. kinda decemberists. “whoa”s.
9. dreamy, vibey, waltzy acoustic... but not a waltz. elliott smith esque vox. yeah, elliott smith all over. you can sing parts of “amanda cecilia” over this. fade out or into next track.
10. sidewindy groovy bass. ambient noise. swells and gets reachy. bashy drum action, “ooh”s. a little bowie going on in here.
*11. dark, fast. rapid piercing minor electric. nice guitar + bass interplay. fuzzy, noisy, tons of riffage. rockin yet tempered. dejected “ooh”s.
12. slowish acoustic and delicate quirky singer/songwritery male vox. sounds quite a bit like pete doherty’s solo stuff.

Track Listing
1. Trillion   7. What You Need Is A Light
2. At Your Feet   8. Minnesota
3. Safety In Numbers   9. Playback
4. Feast Of St Anthony   10. Gary's Psychedelic Tupperware Party
5. Follow You Home   11. Overseas
6. Trampoline   12. Red