Thursday, June 17, 2010

Westwood & Willow new single review

Westwood & Willow
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Bay Area art-folk duo Westwood & Willow’s music has always been a curious mix of folky sadness and oddball humor--listening to the group’s music is an experience not unlike drinking lemonade on a sunny day while looking at rather strange contemporary paintings at an outdoor fair. There’s not too much happy-go-lucky charm on “Colours,” a melancholy ode to childhood innocence. This is not always a bad thing, but the bleakness doesn’t really seem to suit the band on this song. However, the Sullivan brothers make up for it with stinging lyrics and bizarre anecdotes such as “there was a time when our idols were the kindly doormen smiling at us through our experience, but now I see even they gotta sneak a cigarette sometimes.”

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