This Is What Friends Are For
I've been having this problem lately, where i haven't been committing to bands. Unfortunately, being a blogger leads to a lot of short winded loves for particular song before moving right along to the next big thing. That's why I'm so excited about Tales of Jenny.
Tales of Jenny is not forgettable. Tales of Jenny is a essentially a small bedroom band from York, but a damn good one. They make (made) beautiful naptime twee pop-ala-Belle and Sebastian. Dare I say a lot of the songwriting is on par with a lot of Belle and Sebastian's? I do. Chris Jones is Tales of Jenny's Stuart Murdoch in a sense. He writes brilliant lyrics about young love, getting married, reading books in the park, and springtime that seem as if they could double for poetry in anyone's eyes. Lines like, "sitting in the chapel stalls / thinking arm in arm / how could we both have got here / in a cloudless dream / a toast for all the wandering souls / that collide with the morning sun / looking back on peaceful times / this is alright." I'm in love.
It's not all about Chris though, the band's catchy flowing melodies made by jangly guitars, poppy drums, trumpets, piano and more speckle each of Chris' pop gems(and they all really are gems). The music can be rollicking at times, but is for the most part like gentle waves coming up the beach and rolling back. I just can't say enough about these guys right now... maybe I'm riding the twee high, but I feel like this is all I want to listen to ever again.
[MP3]: Tales of Jenny :: Noone Appreciates the Sky
[MP3]: Tales of Jenny :: Reading Oscar Wilde in Public
Five more songs available on their website. I recommend downloading them all and burning them to a cd, that's what I did and it's been pretty great so far. Stumble It!