CD Magazine [Jump, Little Children] [075678313424] (CD 411545),
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Magazine [Jump, Little Children] [075678313424]

  • 1. Not Today
    2. Violent Dreams
    3. Come Out Clean
    4. Cathedrals
    5. All Those Days Are Gone
    6. Body Parts
    7. My Guitar
    8. B-13
    9. Habit
    10. Say Goodnight
    11. Close Your Eyes
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CD 83134

  • Credits
    ProducerBrad Jones
    EngineerMatt Martone; Brad Jones

    Jump, Little Children: Jay Clifford (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, Mellotron, organ, toy piano); Matthew Bivins (vocals, guitar, mandolin, electric mandolin, harmonica, accordion, harmonium, Moog synthesizer); Ward Williams (guitar, cello, programming, background vocals); Evan Bivins (guitar, hammered dulcimer, drums, tympani, percussion, background vocals); Jonathan Gray (guitar, acoustic bass, background vocals).
    Additional personnel: Dee Dee Ramone (spoken vocals); Brad Jones (baritone guitar, baritone); Amanda Kapousouz (violin); Angela Self (viola).
    Personnel: James Clifford (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, toy piano, organ, Mellotron); Even Bivins (vocals, guitar, hammer dulcimer, drums, percussion); Matthew Bivins (vocals, guitar, mandolin, electric mandolin, harmonica, accordion); Ward Williams (vocals, guitar, cello, programming).
    Audio Mixers: Jim Rondinelli; Brad Jones .
    Recording information: Alex The Great Recording; Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN.
    Photographer: Frank Ockenfels.
    Jump Little Children's first full-length under the umbrella of Atlantic has the band moving away from their ragged Irish indie folk to concentrate on a louder, more up-front alternative rock/pop approach. Produced by Brad Jones (Matthew Sweet, Imperial Drag), there's an accent on swelling, instantly gracious choruses, but the band seems a bit too tentative in their new direction to infuse the songs with the self-belief necessary for the music to rise above American indie convention. A distortion-filled "Strawberry Fields Forever" ("Violent Dreams") and the XTC by way of Beck "Habit" are clever, and two of the strongest songs of their career. It's the apparent influence of touring with Seven Mary Three and Rusted Root or having "Cathedrals" played in IKEA that seems to have done the most damage. ~ Dean Carlson

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