Trampled By Turtles / Alpenglow
Album: Alpenglow   Collection:Country
Artist:Trampled By Turtles   Added:Jul 2023
Label:Thirty Tigers  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-08-09 Pull Date: 2023-10-11 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 10, 2024: Hanging in the Boneyard
We're Alright
4. Oct 24, 2023: Traditions
Burlesque Desert Window, On the Highway
2. Jan 23, 2024: Traditions
We're Alright, On the Highway
5. Oct 18, 2023: That's not Bluegrass
The Party's Over
3. Nov 07, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
It's Hard to Hold On
6. Oct 17, 2023: Traditions
It's Hard to Hold On

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2023-07-07
Perhaps it was the disk title, which refers to the rosey wash of light that surrounds mountains at dawn & dusk, that prompted producer Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), to switch the Turtles' typical uptempo 'newgrass' sound with a slower presentation that emphasises “economy of language and time”. The result is a spare, yet beautiful mix that augments lead singer & songwriter Dave Simonett's (all tracks except #5, which Tweedy penned) melancholic vocals with divine harmonies accompanied by banjo, guitar, mandolin & fiddle. Thematically the disk reminds us to live in the moment, enjoying what we have rather than fretting over how short life is.

RIYL: Gregory Alan Isakov, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons

1 It's So Hard To Hold On - sweet & wistful observation on the passing of time with light orchestration (slow, 3:38)**
2 Starting Over - losing a lover, sad fiddle & cello (fast, 3:45)
3 Central Hillside Blues - beautifully simple & somber, in the spirit of Long Black Veil (slow, 3:25)***
4 On The Highway - lovely hook with flighty banjo over rockin cello (fast, 3:32)***
5 A Lifetime To Find - bittersweet tale of coming to the end of one's road, written by Jeff Tweedy (med, 3:39)**
6 Nothing But Blue Skies - slow, sad & beautiful (slow, 4:16)**
7 Burlesque Desert Window - rocking cello sets theme for this toe tapper (fast, 3:00)***
8 All The Good Times Are Gone - somewhat traditional bluegrass start rocks out at the end (slow/fast, 3:30)
9 We're Alright - ole timey waltz feel with subtle picking shows off Simonett's vocals (med, 3:41)**
10 Quitting Is Rough - slow with nice cello, fiddle & banjo interplay (med, 4:02)
11 The Party's Over - melancholic two-step with guitar/banjo opening slowly builds (slow, 3:37)***

Track Listing
1. It's Hard to Hold On   6. Nothing but Blue Skies
2. Starting Over   7. Burlesque Desert Window
3. Central Hillside Blues   8. All the Good Times Are Gone
4. On the Highway   9. We're Alright
5. A Lifetime to Find   10. Quitting Is Rough
  11. The Party's Over