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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Famous Problems - Hey! It's Raining!
We aren't the type to wish problems on anyone. But if you are going to have problems, why not famous problems? You could ponder that question, but frankly that seems like work. We suggest as an alternative listening to Famous Problems. The collection of talented musicians, including all of the special guests, consists of Jeffrey Green, Peter Whitney, Neil O'Brien, Scott N. Amore, Alison Cotton, David Feck (Comet Gain), Pam Berry (Black Tambourine), Mark Flunder (Cee Cee Beaumont), John Panos, and Delia Sparrow. They all have a story, or rather many stories. And some of those stories, autobiographical or not, become songs for our ears on Hey! It's Raining! And what do our Famous Problems offer here? Fuzzy indie pop, jangle pop, and slow burning piano ballads - and that's just the first three tracks. And then they give you even more. This gang are master pop tunesmiths, and they deliver the goods. But instead of blathering on by ourselves, we offer the comment by David Feck: "So open your ears, children, to the sound of bleeding wounds, of paperback legs, of dirt road sailors, of prison poets and hairy, hairy hearts." You must admit, it is worth listening just to discover the sound of a hairy heart.
Hey! It's Raining! is available now in vinyl and digital formats from London label WIAIWYA.