Yorkston, James / Someplace Simple
Album: Someplace Simple   Collection:General
Artist:Yorkston, James   Added:Dec 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-04-12 Pull Date: 2004-06-14
Week Ending: Jun 13 Jun 6 May 23 May 16 May 2 Apr 25 Apr 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 10, 2004: Storytime!
Someplace Simple
4. May 14, 2004: Discarded, Recycled, and New
Someplace Simple
2. May 31, 2004: Impromptu
Someplace Simple
5. Apr 25, 2004: Catchy Without Kitschy
Someplace Simple, False True Love
3. May 18, 2004: Eclectica
Rosemary Lane
6. Apr 24, 2004: Mor On - The Literate Pop Fan
Someplace Simple

Album Review
Matt Mettler
Reviewed 2004-03-28
Do you like Leonard Cohen? Do you like pretty folk tunes, which sound like they are from 1896, 1973 and 2004 at the exact same time? I do, which is why this EP made me happy. These are all pastoral, organic, acoustic songs which make you want to walk about in an English field holding someone’s hand. The instrumentation is pretty basic and spares – basically a guitar, banjo, accordion, and a harmonium. All but the first track are revamped traditional folk tunes. While some English folkies take traditional songs and run with them obnoxiously, Yorkston’s arrangements are fresh, wry, and melancholy. – Matt M.

Play this song*
*1. Mid-up-tempo – this song belongs on several of my mixes. There is a banjo and harmonies. It makes me want to drive somewhere, smoking a cigarette and reflecting.
2. Down-tempo – nice.
3. Mid-up tempo – this a traditional storytelling kind of song – one of those English songs about tragedy that seem happy until you listen to the lyrics.
4. *Mid-down-tempo – sounds a bit like Drake.
5. Down-tempo – this one is a little dark, with an ominous harmonium. I think it might be about death.

Track Listing
1. Someplace Simple   3. Rosemary Lane
2. Scarecrow   4. False True Love
  5. In Dessexshire As It Befel