Long Winters is the brainchild of
Seattle's singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Roderick, a vocal clone of REM's Michael Stipe.
The Worst You Can Do Is Harm (2002), released when Roderick was already
33 years old, contained ten catchy tunes that
straddled the border between folk-rock and power-pop, as fashionable in
the early 2000s. However, Roderick managed to craft slightly more complex
songs, such as Give Me A Moment, Copernicus,
Medicine Cabinet Pirate.
More than 20 musicians collaborated on
When I Pretend To Fall (Barsuk, 2003), including
Peter Buck (REM) and Scott McCaughey (Minus 5). The sound was more direct
and the songs were more concise, notably
Prom Night at Hater High and Blue Diamonds.
Like with most bands in this genre, the Long Winters had to resort to
meticulous production in order to keep the project going (there are only
so many catchy refrains one can come up with). Thus it is mostly the crisp
and sumptuous that creates the appeal of Putting The Days To Bed (2006).
It's about execution, not composition.
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