Brosseau, Tom / Perfect Abandon
Album: Perfect Abandon   Collection:General
Artist:Brosseau, Tom   Added:Apr 2015
Label:Crossbill Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-04-03 Pull Date: 2015-06-05
Week Ending: May 17 May 3 Apr 26 Apr 19 Apr 12
Airplays: 2 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 15, 2015: Narnia
Tell Me, Lord, Hard Luck Boy
4. Apr 27, 2015: No Way To Say (bonus)
Take Fountain
2. May 14, 2015: Mountain Music
Tell Me, Lord
5. Apr 24, 2015: Narnia
Take Fountain, Goodbye, Empire Builder, Empire Builder
3. Apr 30, 2015: The Sunset Life
Take Fountain
6. Apr 23, 2015: The Sunset Life
Landlord Jackie

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2015-04-02
With his newest release in a fifteen-year career, North Dakota native Brosseau (he lives in LA now) perfects his gorgeous, understated, bright-eyed folk. Recorded live with a small band around a single microphone, the music is crisp and easygoing, the vocals bright and clear, the lyrics vivid and roving. It’s perfect warm-weather music, fun and thoughtful and relaxing all the way through. Favorites: 1, 2, 4, 5. Borderline FCC on 9.

1. *(4:13)—Slow talking blues. About being abandoned by his mom in a department store. Pretty, melancholy, funny.
2. *(3:50)—Mid-tempo, jaunty and easy. About taking the train down the Pacific coast.
3. (3:49)—Slow, sad, waltz time ballad. Keening vocals.
4. *(5:19)—Mid-tempo. A simple, repeating guitar line drives the whole thing, leaving Brosseau to unfurl a freewheeling, stream-of-conscious journey through his daily surroundings.
5. *(4:44)—Mid-tempo. About nursing a heavy crush on his landlord.
6. (1:39)—Instrumental. Finger-picked guitar.
7. (3:11)—Medium-slow, bluesy, loping. Harmonica.
8. (4:07)—Mid-tempo. Long, lovely guitar intro. Carefree, major-key.
9. (3:55)—Borderline FCC (b****). Mid-tempo, with driving acoustic bass and minimal drums.
10. (6:34)—Slow major-key waltz.

Track Listing
1. Hard Luck Boy   6. Empire Builder
2. Roll Along With Me   7. Goodbye, Empire Builder
3. Tell Me, Lord   8. Island In The Prairie Sea
4. Take Fountain   9. My Sweetest Friend
5. Landlord Jackie   10. The Wholesome Pillars