Famous, The / Come Home To Me
Album: Come Home To Me   Collection:Country
Artist:Famous, The   Added:Jun 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-06-13 Pull Date: 2010-08-15 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 20
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 27, 2010: Sunny Side Up
3. Jun 16, 2010: Brownian Values
Come Home To Me
2. Jun 26, 2010: Music Casserole
Come Home To Me
4. Jun 15, 2010: The Rock Lobster
Off My Mind

Album Review
Jack Wang
Reviewed 2010-06-14
The Famous: Come Home to Me

The Famous is an alt-country/rock band based here in Palo Alto and
comprises of a number of Stanford alums (I went to school w/ Laurence
Scott, the lead singer). I saw them at Thee Parkside in SF back in
March and they totally rocked the house down. Their sound is
generally alt-country, as the instrumentation & vocals have definitely
that Texas twang. Yet their compositions range from truckin'
honky-tonk to moody indie rock with elements of post-punk. They're
definitely not a typical country group, as Palo Alto is a long way
from Texas - and they definitely stretch the boundaries of alt-country
as well. Great pedal steel work on a number of tracks. Try:

1. Indie-infused country-rock, alternates between soft moments and
loud kickin' choruses
2. Drivin' honky-tonk flavored Texas road-house alt-country
3. Twangy alt-country w/ some great guitar action and catchy choruses
4. Country-flavored indie rock w/ a post-punk feel
5. Slow & moody, meandering post-rock even w/ blues-y trombone riffs
6. Tex-Mex rock, noisy and wild
7. Bouncy alt-country with a catchy pop sensibility
8. Slower, thoughtful and mellow w/ great pedal steel work
9. Grindin' guitars on this rocker, builds up intensity
10. Rockin' alt-country song, one ought to drink a beer to this one
11. Lovely instrumental, mellow and gentle as you drive into the sunset

Track Listing
1. Off My Mind   6. Mano Negra
2. Moving On   7. Perspicacious
3. Without You   8. Every Day
4. Ain't Much Wrong   9. Happy
5. Come Home To Me   10. Cold Tonight
  11. Under The Stars (Instrumental)