Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Bitter Tears

That was The Bitter Tears’ first review: Halfway through their first show, a member of the audience approached them between songs, uttered the above gratitude and turned and walked out. The Bitter Tears songs are obtuse and catchy. Their stage show is uncomfortably fun. If you don’t want songs crashing around like curious slobs in your head, The Bitter Tears could ruin your night.

Crafting an assault of absurd lyrical undertones, The Bitter Tears started as a country and western band but broadened out into other genres, blending different kinds of pop (country, folk, rock, brass band) while flying by the seat of their pants with whatever direction a song happened to be moving.

Taken hold by Alan Scalpone (vocals, guitar, brass, woodwinds), Michael McGinley (vocals, bass, brass, strings), Bill Borton (drums), John Leonard (piano) and Greg Norman (vocals, guitar, trombone), The Bitter Tears will release their second album, Jam Tarts in the Jakehouse, through Carrot Top Records on March 3, 2009. Recommended!

The Bitter Tears - Slay The Heart Of The Earth
The Bitter Tears @ MySpace


Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Old Panda Days
(from Advance Base Battery Life, out on on Tomlab, March 10, 2009)

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Alela Diane - To Be Still (2009) !!!
Mountain Home - Mountain Home !!!
Beach House - Devotion
Marissa Nadler - Songs III, Birds On The Water

Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Leona Lewis - Spirit
Coldplay - Viva La Vida


OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud

Blossom Dearie - Give Him The Ooh-La-La


Blue October - Foiled

Yael Naim

The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement

Alicia Keys, Dire Straits, Texas, etc.

Jordin Sparks - Jordin Sparks

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Albums link needs an iTunes authorization... just to let you know.

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Anonymous JaJaJaJaJade said...

The Bitter Tears are a great band to see live. I saw them about a year and a half ago at my friends' loft concert in Chicago.

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