Witmer, Denison / River Bends...And Flows I, Th
Album: River Bends...And Flows I, Th   Collection:General
Artist:Witmer, Denison   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Tooth and Nail Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-27 Pull Date: 2005-05-01
Week Ending: Mar 27 Mar 6
Airplays: 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 07, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
You Could Be Anything
4. Mar 02, 2005: The Panoply
Looking for You
2. Mar 10, 2006: The Ground State
Looking for You
5. Mar 01, 2005: The Devil's Oligarchy
3. Mar 22, 2005: The Devil's Collective
Looking for You
6. Feb 28, 2005: the ox and the hammer show
Looking for You

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-23
The River Bends… And Flows into the Sea
Outstanding mellow rock, country-tinged, folky. Early Wilco/Tweedy, Sufjan Stevens, Red House Painters, Low. Philadelphia’s Witmer Denison steps up from Sing/Songwriter to full band sound (released as “The River Bends”). And it sounds fantastic. Beautiful melodies, guitars, lap steel, and droney keyboards, understated percussion, no-frails vox, slightly nasal but nice. Lots of songs about seasons, but I guess that’s how it is in the northeast. Lyrics, Romantic but realistic and unassuming.
Play every single track, but especially track 1. Start with: 1, 11, 3, 7, 9, 6. No FCC’s.

1. *** Heartbreaking, beautiful tune, slight distortion, perfect, so perfect. ***
2. Mid tempo guitar pick, starts rocking, you have to sway in the chorus.
3. * This is so Mark Kozelek… love and the great outdoors. Acoustic strum throughout, wonderful. *
4. Quiet picking, very mellow, classic ballad about Philadelphia(!)
5. Mid tempo, swinging.
6. * Dark, sadder feeling. 22 and don’t know what to do. *
7. * Gentle, sparse picking, keyboards drone, calm yet strained vox (it will make sense if you listen). Briefly turns electric, louder *
8. Steel guitar, starts sparse and slow, but picks up with calm strumming on the electric.
9. * Similarly, lap steel and quiet verses, quite louder on the chorus, great track. *
10. Minimal piano ballad, guitars pick it up, gloomy.
11. ** Build to Spill power ballad. Starts quiet, acoustic, but power chords join in the pick the beautiful tune, repeat and repeat and repeat… **

Track Listing
1. Looking for You   6. 22
2. Lawyers and White Paper   7. I Love You April
3. Are You Lonely?   8. Days Repeating
4. Chestnut Street   9. It Takes Time
5. All the Days and Nights   10. Better or Worse
  11. You Could Be Anything