The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Song of the Day - September 28, 2006

According to Ken Griffin, lead singer of the Favourite Sons, the band's raison d'etre, "is to talk about the things you go through when you confront the big stuff: love, regret, fear." Their album Down Beside Your Beauty is a particularly fine collection of melancholy and bittersweet tunes. The band, despite the English spelling of their name, is based in Brooklyn and is composed of former members of Aspera with the addition of Ken Griffin on vocals. They have been compared to Lou Reed and Echo and the Bunnymen. Fine examples of their work are abundant throughout their album. I especially liked the Lou Reed influenced ballad "Tear the Room Apart," and the Echo and the Bunnymen sounding "'Round Here." However, song of the day honors must go to the title track, "Down Beside Your Beauty," which is an epic song with soaring vocals from Ken Griffin, pounding drums, and great guitars. Click here to listen.


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