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The Long Winters return to the scene with their new album Putting the Days to Bed on Barsuk Records. Singer John Roderick’s voice isn’t really like singing, just sort of a lilting talking voice. I saw them opening for the Decemberists a couple years ago and he was a pretty funny guy on stage, and the self-deprecating lyrics in the songs from When I Pretend to Fall didn’t exactly have me falling head over heels, but I was interested in the new album, a new leaf.
Putting the Days to Bed feels much the same as When I Pretend to Fall, but more like a person who’s been through more break-ups than long-lasting relationships. Roderick’s pining melodies make Putting the Days to Bed worth hanging onto.
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