Joyner, Simon / Out Into The Snow
Album: Out Into The Snow   Collection:General
Artist:Joyner, Simon   Added:Oct 2009
Label:Team Love Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-15 Pull Date: 2010-01-17
Week Ending: Dec 27 Dec 13 Nov 29
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 21, 2010: The Machine Stops
Peace In My Time
3. Dec 12, 2009: lost and found
Last Evening On Earth
2. Dec 25, 2009: The Courtesy Flush - the tiger woods holiday spectacular
Last Evening On Earth
4. Nov 24, 2009: that's not bluegrass
The Arsonist

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-11-23
Rather good singer-songwriter from the very prolific Mr. Joyner. Many a tune in the realm of Lee Hazelwood, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and even Black Heart Procession. He’s apparently a big influence on Bright Eyes as he’s from the same city (Omaha, Nebraska) as them.

(((((1))))) Lou Reed-y vocals, slow but moving electric country twang.
((((2)))) Bob Dylan/Lou Reed mix with sad, slow ballad tempo focused on piano and guitar, flute and a bit of pedal steel. Sounds best once it picks up a bit.
(((((3))))) Female vocal backing vocals, slowly strumming guitars, slow trickles of pedal steel and glockenspiel.
(((((4))))) Acoustic guitars, “sounds like he’s 5 ft. away” vocals, similar to a country-fried Dylan and Neil Young in the early 70’s.
((((((5))))) Slow, cascading and sort of dark ballary in the vein of Black Heart Procession.
(((((((6))))))) Excellent, sparse country folk with a Lee Hazelwood-ish vocal vibe (though nowhere near as bassy/deep).
(((((7))))) Dual female and male vocal duet with a strong 70’s country-folk feeling. Interesting lyrics like: “Toasted all the heads not yet hung”.
((((8)))) Dylan-ish, swaggery wobbly folk rock ramblers played on an Omaha porch after a few dozen strong beers.

Track Listing
1. The Drunken Boat   5. Last Evening On Earth
2. The Arsonist   6. Peace In My Time
3. Ambulances   7. Out Into The Snow
4. Sunday Morning Song For Sarah   8. Roll On