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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Keith Anderson - Five Stories

With his bluesy drawl and emo boy looks, Keith Anderson is a bit of a contradiction in terms. After ages of putting it off (I must admit, I was convinced it would be so damn sincere), I finally listened to his debut album EP Five Stories.

The first thing that struck me (apart from the maturity in his voice – he’s got a sort of youthful Tom Waits thing going on) was how funny he actually is. With lines such as; “Everybody’s looking for a carbon copy of themselves – maybe with better hair” and titles such as Wank Fodder (singing about how it feels to break up with someone but not be able to forget them completely – so they become..well..wank fodder) – I couldn’t help but smile whilst listening to the album. The songs themselves are folksy (not used as a pejorative!) songs dealing with love, heartache, memories and loss.

Whilst the comparisons to artists such as Ani diFranco and Eric Himan are to a certain extend inevitable, this is no bad thing, as they have themselves defined the contemporary queer-folk voice.

Visit Keith’s Myspace to listen to more tracks off his EP.

MP3: Keith Anderson – This Changes Everything (Expired)

2 Comments:

Anonymous UweB said...

Thanks NICE

Have you ever heard about Siobhan Fahey s The MGA Sessions?

It s avaiable at her Homepage

www.siobhanfahey.com

She s the Mastermind of Shakespears Sister and was in the original Bananarama Group.

Really awesome!

Greetz Uwe


Siobhan is now doing Electro usic with a Glam Twist - really great, too

The MGA Sessions are more TripHopesque Songs, dark, moody, mellow, beautiful

May 31, 2006 5:04 pm

 
Blogger homoeclectic said...

Spooky - I was gonna post the MGA sessions later this week!

May 31, 2006 7:40 pm

 

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