Idlewild's latest CD, Warnings/Promises, has been available in Europe for months now, but September 6th finally saw it land on U.S. shores. Overall, it pretty much follows their last effort in the further de-noisification of these once rocking Scots. This led me, upon early listens, to think that these guys may have become a bit too subdued for their own good, but now I'm not so sure. The thing has grown on me. And in listening to the band's back-catalogue to extract a few extra tunes for uploading, I was surprised at how much the older stuff made them sound like an American emo-pop band. Not that there's anything wrong with American emo-pop bands, but, well, you know....
So here are some favorites of mine from the band over the past half-decade...
[MP3] [left-click] "El Capitan" [from the LP Warnings/Promises, 2005]
[MP3] [left-click] "As If I Hadn't Slept" [from the LP Warnings/Promises, 2005]
[MP3] [left-click] "Tell Me Ten Words" [from the LP The Remote Part, 2002]
[MP3] [left-click] "Mistake Pageant" [from the LP 100 Broken Windows, 2000]
[MP3] [left-click] "There's Glory in Your Story" [100 Broken Windows b-side, 2000]