Serenaders, The / My One And Only You
Album: My One And Only You   Collection:General
Artist:Serenaders, The   Added:Jun 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-09-28 Pull Date: 2012-11-30
Week Ending: Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 21
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 16, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Musta Been Crazy
4. Nov 02, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Rough It Up
2. Nov 09, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Before I'm Done
5. Oct 19, 2012: Try It, You'll Like It
These Familiar Tears
3. Nov 03, 2012: Music Casserole
Rough It Up

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-09-15
Fun, witty, deliberately retro alt-country-rock (or call it rockabilly) from this Atlanta-based trio. All 3 members play guitar & sing; one doubles up on bass. Barton Caplan is lead singer & songwriter. Three different guests provide drumming. Add keyboards on a few tracks, pedal steel guitar on two. Many tracks sound to me like Justin Townes Earle; others have some Gram Parsons or other influences. Very enjoyable debut album, start to finish.

FCC issues in tracks 1 and 10 )

1 * FCC (fucking). Mid-fast. Good country-rock. Telling-off-the-girlfriend. (2:27)
2 *** Mid-fast. Fun cosmic country sound: twangy lead vocal & guitar; good male harmonies. An optimistic & upbeat courting song. (3:27)
3 * Fast country-rock. Good lead and rhythm guitars; sweet lyrics. (3:26)
4 ** Slightly melancholy love song with ironic lyrics. Great twangy lead vocal. Terrific pedal steel. (Wait for the quiet acoustic guitar fade-out at the end.) (3:26)
5 ** Fast. Lonely song sung to a river. Sounds much like Justin Townes Earl. (3:01)
6 * Campy and old-timey. Flirty lyric. Singing very much like Justin Townes Earl. (2:07)
7 ** Fast. The hardest, rockin’est song by far. References to Dylan, Jack White & Jimi. (2:27)
8 Fast. Novelty song with cutesy lyrics. A bit goofy like Ray Stevens. (2:15)
9 ** Mid-tempo, calypso sway. Lovers are perfect for each other but can’t get along. (3:50)
10 FCC (shit & fucker). Super fast. Almost a punk feel. I am so over you! (2:06)
11 * Mid-tempo. Hilarious. Another tell-her-off song. Bit of Beach Boys harmony. (3:52)
12 *** Mid-tempo. Very fun, tongue-in-cheek love song. Faux-shitkicker: they really lay on the country sound. Cute lyrics mention some county-music icons. Pedal steel lead. (3:26)
13 Fast swaying 6/8. Cute farewell song from band to audience. Ridiculous rhymes. (2:15)

Track Listing
1. Put Me To The Test   7. Rough It Up
2. Before I'm Done   8. In The Meantime
3. Caroline   9. Musta Been Crazy
4. These Familiar Tears   10. I Am Over You
5. Lonely Rio   11. Without Warning
6. You Told Me You Love Me   12. At Your Will
  13. The Serenaders' Waltz