Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Yellow Melodies – High

Released in 2000, the Yellow Melodies’s High holds up today. Slow, gentle melodies and drifting singing. The voices go a little soaringly here and there, but it’s always pleasant and relaxing. The cover of the album is pure Belle and Sebastian, a yellow photo of a girl wearing a bandana holding a cup of something, but the melodies are denser, less skippy, less playful.

“Brand New Way,” is probably the stand out track. It’s about a boy who’s a “cool boy in a cool world” who’s just trying to find a “cool place” to find his place, or else he has to disappear! The harmonies and melodies coat the lyrics in a syrupy concoction that’s perfect for summer.


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