The 2004 release from Hayden.
"Contemporary folk singers with wobbly voices, sparsely evocative
instrumentation and brilliantly emotive wordplay have always
suffered against the yardstick of the holy acoustic triad of Nick
Drake, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Canadian singer/songwriter
Hayden has transcended those comparisons on his acclaimed
recordings to date by amplifying those stylistic elements beyond
the need to measure them. That string of tremulous genius
continues unabated on Hayden's fifth release, the patently
wonderful Elk Lake Serenade. Lyrically, Hayden remains at the
top of his elevated game while pushing his musical direction
along familiar but slightly different paths, particularly on the
electric folk-rock stomp of "My Wife" ("You're looking at my
wife like she's a part of the dinner we're serving you"), the
Waits-channels-Drake piano bliss of "Wide Eyes" and the
Harvest-Young pedal-steel bite of "Home by Saturday." Hayden's
marble-mouthed vocals and lean accompaniment are sheer veils
that mask, and at the same time reveal, an artist of remarkable
depth and potential, becoming someone who inspires comparison
rather than invites it." - Pitchfork
Learn more about Hardwood Records at http://www.hardwoodrecords.com
Previews - Elk-Lake Serenade
01. Hayden - Wide Eyes - Listen!
02. Hayden - Home By Saturday - Listen!
03. Hayden - Woody - Listen!
04. Hayden - This Summer - Listen!
05. Hayden - Hollywood Ending - Listen!
06. Hayden - Robbed Blind - Listen!
07. Hayden - Killbear - Listen!
08. Hayden - Through The Rads - Listen!
09. Hayden - Starting Over - Listen!
10. Hayden - Don't Get Down - Listen!
11. Hayden - Roll Down That Wave - Listen!
12. Hayden - My Wife - Listen!
13. Hayden - 1939 - Listen!
14. Hayden - Elk-Lake Serenade - Listen!
15. Hayden - Looking Back To Me - Listen!
- Album package comes with complete artwork including fourteen PDF pages.
Album File Size - MP3 Format - 76.91 MB
Album File Size - CD-quality Lossless FLAC Format - 287.47 MB