Song of the Day


Lake of Silver Bells

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Carbon Leaf, a five-piece based outta Richmond VA, proves that you don’t gotta be young to be indie. They’ve been together since 1992 and over the years have gone from playing backyard parties, mixers, frat and sorority parties to being a mainstay opening act for bigger names like The Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R., Jason Mraz, Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters, all the while putting out amazing music, yet remaining completely off the mainstream radar! Well, they just released their seventh studio album, Nothing Rhymes with Woman, and once again seemed poised to crack outta that opening-act mold and headline for a change. I hate to cop out and immediately draw comparisons to other groups, but on “Lake of Silver Bells”, lead singer Barry Privett’s vocal pacing and the way he hits the high register brings Chris Martin to mind and Terry Clark’s howling guitar can get dangerously close to that of The Edge, but it all just makes the whole thing seem comfortingly familiar. If this gets you going, please…head on over to their MySpace page and give ’em a further look.