Ah, folkies, rejoice! I found your relaxin' by the lake this summer soundtrack! Introducing the perfect double-header companion for a Blue Rodeo amphitheatre gig is...Great Lake Swimmers! Step aside, washed up Spirit of the West. Peeps, this band will likely be rockin' a Muskoka boathouse quicker than you can find the deodorant you forgot to put on for last year's folk fest!
On "Everything is Moving So Fast", you can look forward to great harmonies by Juno award nominee Serena Ryder and Tony Dekker. It's just the right peaceful, long road trip music. Bittersweet, you can see younger souls parting company and jumping fearlessly into the future (think young college grads with trashed credit rating taking time off to find themselves). This song would have fit nicely on the "Into the Wild" soundtrack. Darcy Yates upright bass compliments the acoustics nicely.
"Concrete Heart" is your slow dance under the stars and lament about your achy heart tune. The vibraphone by Paul Aucoin adds a wistful starlight element that gives the song an almost uplifting feel.
"Stealing Tomorrow" is every post-saturn return anthem...flee, flee from your 20-something mistakes! This is the soothing swinging on the porch melody that will lull you to sleep.
Listen to (but don't expect to be) "Still" if you have a hard-on for banjos and have a compelling desire to sway while you drink. Recommended for all who don't know themselves (See: unemployed college grads).
Ultimately, for your complete enjoyment, the tracks on this offering should be listened to outside by some body of water or on a long drive away from the city as there is an obvious connection to nature throughout (see the liner notes on the Thousand Islands).
Review by: Mala Rupnarain
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"Great Lake Swimmers – Pulling on a Line"