The 2002 release from Jim Guthrie. A home-cooked meal.
"Local bedroom pop genius Jim Guthrie's sophomore solo release starts a bit shakily but quickly settles into a stellar stride. Guthrie's mastered the fine art of the Sony PlayStation recording, looping cool Mario Bros-style sound effects and nifty riffs into uniquely jagged, loping melodies overlaid with subtly witty lyrics. Still, he's wisely balanced the sometimes precious game-console-created numbers with good ol' guitar tunes. Gussied up with sophisticated string arrangements, his hesitant indie boy ballads, like 3 am, are breathtaking in the shy, voice-cracking adolescent manner of the best indie anthems. Communication is a knockout, with a loop resembling a dial tone, overlapping voices, sweet hooks and hopeless questions that beautifully articulate the breakdown of a relationship. If these songs were people, they wouldn't be able to look you in the eye -- and that's Guthrie's charm." - Sarah Liss, NOW
Learn more about Jim Guthrie at http://www.jimguthrie.org
Learn more about Three Gut Records at http://www.threegutrecords.com
Possible influences include: Guided By Voices, Sebadoh, Royal City
Previews - Morning Noon Night
1. Jim Guthrie - In The Hour of Her Sore Need - Listen!
2. Jim Guthrie - Evil Thoughts - Listen!
3. Jim Guthrie - Virtue - Listen!
4. Jim Guthrie - 3 am - Listen!
5. Jim Guthrie - Turn Musician - Listen!
6. Jim Guthrie - Days I Need Off - Listen!
7. Jim Guthrie - Trouble - Listen!
8. Jim Guthrie - Toy Computer - Listen!
9. Jim Guthrie - Houndz of Love - Listen!
10. Jim Guthrie - Communication - Listen!
11. Jim Guthrie - Right and Right Again - Listen!
12. Jim Guthrie - 1901 - Listen!
Album File Size - MP3 Format - 67.94 MB
Album File Size - CD-quality FLAC format - 239.13 MB