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Orleans Parish

  • 1. Tribute to the Phone Calls
    2. Sleight of Hand
    3. Should've Stayed
    4. Cancer and Wide-Eyed Looks
    5. New Orleans
    6. Deliver Me Driver
    7. So Long
    8. If Nonsense Only Knew
    9. Sand Dollar Relief
    10. Dinosaurs
    11. Cup and String
    12. Morning View
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1204

  • Credits
    ProducerDave McNair; Silver Scooter
    EngineerDave McNair

    Personnel: Scott Garred (vocals, guitar); Sara Nelson (cello); Tom Hudson (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Dave McNair.
    Recording information: The Hit Shack (09/07/1998).
    Unknown Contributor Role: John Paul Hunt.
    Silver Scooter's second full-length album, 1999's Orleans Parish, continues in the style they established with 1997's The Other Palm Springs: catchy, driving indie pop with lyrics alternately sad and hopeful. The drums are restrained and simple, laying a solid foundation on which the guitar and bass build shining melodies. Songs such as "Sleight of Hand" and "Cancer & Wide-Eyed Looks" are both melancholy and catchy, the at times mournful lyrics balanced by the bouncing instrumentation. "Deliver Me Driver" could be a letter from a Silver Scooter fan, the narrator singing, "I love your songs/they're filled with melody and melancholy." This, in fact, is the essence of this Austin band: emotional songs often touching on themes of loss and loneliness, but delivered in such a way that makes these things not seem so bad. ~ Brandon Gentry

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