Grooms, Andy/Living Room / Grateful to Burn
Album: Grateful to Burn   Collection:General
Artist:Grooms, Andy/Living Room   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Makeshift Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-15 Pull Date: 2005-01-17
Week Ending: Jan 9 Dec 12 Nov 28 Nov 21
Airplays: 2 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 07, 2005: Memory Select (Parts 1 & 2)
Keep It on the Road
4. Nov 25, 2004: Fiction Romance - Thanksgiving Marathon
Mary or Mephisto
2. Jan 02, 2005: Sunday Morning
Mary or Mephisto
5. Nov 23, 2004: Storytime!
Mary or Mephisto
3. Dec 07, 2004: Storytime! --Sick
Mary or Mephisto
6. Nov 16, 2004: Lick my moody guitar show
Mary or Mephisto

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-10-24
Gentle, folky pop with lots of lush instrumental touches -- lots of piano (played by leader Andy Grooms), occasional trumpet, lots of acoustic guitars. Really nice stuff with a modern sound that borrows from lots of old musical traditions. Leaves you feeling pretty good. Grooms' vocals are melancholy, but he doesn't take himself too seriously.

Interesting band name: "Andy Grooms Living Room." It sounds like there should be an apostrophe in "Grooms," but there isn't -- Andy's surname is plural/possessive all by itself.

1- Gloopy and spacey; uncharacteristic
2- Midtempo and gentle, with a playful stomping beat
3- Stormy and theatrical
4- Midtempo and pleasant, a quaint Dixie-folk air
5- Strong midtempo sadness. Delicate chamber music intro.
6- Fast waltz. Suddenly crunchy and loud at the end.
7- Cool and slow, with loungy trumpet
8- Jazzy and sly, with a thumping beat and fast-patter vocals
9- Midtempo, a sad feel. Spacey instrumental at the end, segues into:
10- Slow folk ballad
11- A rolling character drama, like a less gritty Tom Waits
12- Dirge-like but pleasant, a nice closer

Track Listing
1. One Billion Anonymous Poets   7. Constant Reminder
2. Mary or Mephisto   8. Keep It on the Road
3. Decadent Eyes   9. Nobody Knows
4. I'm not So Sad   10. The Great Headlight
5. Grateful to Burn   11. Itch to Scratch
6. Boy in the Bubble   12. Master of the Late Night