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Darlingside — The Catbird Seat
Album: Pilot Machines
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Released: 2010
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Here I am now
It took some time to come around
Sometimes I think it took me down
Sometimes I think

In the catbird seat
The only trees were on my street
The only step was at my door
Into a city I stood for

Here I have been
This view with a room and a stupid grin
Not fit to choose which shoes to fit in
Not fit to choose

Here I have found
That you can sink on solid ground
And words like that don't make a sound
When something looks sturdy

In the catbird seat
The only shoes were on my feet
In them I walked Mass Avenue
Street-wise and see-through

*By you I swore
By the light or the way you wore it
Now instead I swear I'm over it

In the catbird's seat
The only dreams were in my sleep
And all the things I ever owned
Were in boxes I borrowed
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 Proclivities wrote:

I think the second bowed instrument is a cello. It does sound cool though; nice arrangement and production all around; good guitar sound. The typography for their logo/band name on the album cover is pretty cool; it would read the same if it were turned 180 degrees.  I believe it's called an "ambigram".
 
I would guess viola. 
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Silly I know but I hope this makes you smile...

Catbird
 
 

Nice, tasty too ... yum yum
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Silly I know but I hope this makes you smile...

Catbird
 
 

My favorite bird. (The song in May & June is endlessly fascinating.)

Now with more favorite. thanks.

Their harmonies are in the Crosby Stills Nash category. I love this band. Great live shows.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Silly I know but I hope this makes you smile...

Catbird
 
 
It did. Funny, but also quite talented and kind of arresting and a bit weird, too. Definitely captured my attention. 
2010? Didn't realize they'd been around that long.
Nice stuff.
Silly I know but I hope this makes you smile...

Catbird
 
Kind of Death Cab for Cutie-ish.  I like it. {#Music}
 unclehud wrote:
Nice double-tracked (or dueling) violins.

 
I think the second bowed instrument is a cello. It does sound cool though; nice arrangement and production all around; good guitar sound. The typography for their logo/band name on the album cover is pretty cool; it would read the same if it were turned 180 degrees.  I believe it's called an "ambigram".
Sounds like your new Imagine dragons or One republic.
Love the harmonizing!
My Darling boys!  I *love* them!
Does anyone recall the name of that beautiful lake photo with the red sand hill along the far bank?
Good song. Plus they're from Northampton, Massachusetts! Great place to be born!
I saw these guys open for Patty Griffin the other night, the crowd gave them a standing ovation
I seriously think that this might be one of my favorite songs of all times. It just hits all the right spots.
 robertheston wrote:
I thought is was Snow Patrol for a minute there....

 
Me too.

 

Viola sounds nice...

And I agree with guy from Germany....

It's nice down here by beaches in North Florida as well...

RP fits very well in a calm balanced day or evening


What a nice set for a summer everning here in Europe!
I thought is was Snow Patrol for a minute there....
Beautiful song. Instant 10 for me.

they are an inetersting group of guys... wat6ch this performance if you like the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUkJ6bdrEeA

 
Another great young band embracing a beautiful acoustic sound.
{#Bananapiano}
The strings seem very Ra Ra Riot-ish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asY08yquddo
yes good stuff
Possibly  my favorit "new" song in the past year (new to me... made in 2010? i need to hear more from these guys). I YouTubed a video of them performing at some radio station. Great to watch how they incorporate the strings.
Liking the ambigram on their album cover.
Also, liking the music. 

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be tearing up the pea patch...  we be sitting in the catbird seat...  love this song...
 
{#Yes}
 docuplate wrote:
The 'catbird' seat is kinda like the best seat in the house, sorta like where you'll be 'sitting pretty'.  Thus named because the gray catbird (one of my favorite North American migratory songbirds) has a habit of sitting high up in a thicket on a summer day making its meow-like calls....  This thought and this beautiful song by Darlingside make me smile big.

 
Thanks Doc!  (I mean docuplate!)  I love strolling thru the comments for fabulous info such as this, you are providing a lazy fella like me with brilliant little nature-doc nuggets 
Love the violin on this!
 unclehud wrote:
Nice double-tracked (or dueling) violins.

 
i agree. i like this more every time i hear it.
 RedGuitar wrote:

Wait for it.  RP plays all kinds of music, not just rock.  But rock they will.

  Ok now son hurry along unless you are late for school, have a nice day... Cass.John, Michelle & Denny


 Stingray wrote:

I switched to RP about 2 hours ago. What I heard so far: whiners, girls and slowcoachers!

Nothing with drive, nothing with esprit and certainly no rock!

RP feeding on Mom and Paps!



 
Wait for it.  RP plays all kinds of music, not just rock.  But rock they will.
Nice double-tracked (or dueling) violins.


The famous short story by James Thurber called "The Catbird Seat" is about a dude who pretends to be something that he is not...

we be dancing...  love it...
 
Love love love these guys!  If you're ever in Massachusetts and they're playing, I highly recommend attending.

I switched to RP about 2 hours ago. What I heard so far: whiners, girls and slowcoachers!

Nothing with drive, nothing with esprit and certainly no rock!

RP feeding on Mom and Paps!


 jimys wrote:
I don't know what a catbird is or what they sit in, but I know what a violin is and this one is very nice.
 

Gotta love those bands from Northampton, MA....Darlingside, Winterpills, Paul Rocha, and on and on...........
I don't know what a catbird is or what they sit in, but I know what a violin is and this one is very nice.
 fuzzy wrote:
Sounds like Jars of Clay.
 

I guess i better check out Jars of Clay too, 'cause this is fantatstic.
Me diggy dat!
Very nice!
Wow!  I just heard these guys at a house concert last weekend.  Thanks for showcasing them Bill!  Well done!
"Darlingside traces its diverse sound to an eclectic array of musical origins: Harris picked up the cello at age six, and appeared twice on NPR with his classical piano trio. Auyon spent a year-long travel fellowship studying the traditional music and instruments of Brazil, Turkey and Ireland. Don toured nationally as a boy alto, and later worked as a singer-songwriter on sunset boat cruises in Maine. Dave began singing and arranging music in college, then spent two years learning guitar as a street musician in Boston and abroad. Sam took up drums at the age of seven and developed an intricate style that draws on his rock, celtic, and jazz backgrounds. Together, the five close friends are a powerhouse of vocal, instrumental, songwriting and performing talent." - https://www.darlingside.com/about/
 smackiepipe wrote:
Lead singer for Snow Patrol jams with The Decemberists or Union Station?
 
Good call. 7 on first listen.

Tis very good, am brewing a batch of brew in my kitchen....and this tune hits the spot....cheers!


approved!


Lead singer for Snow Patrol jams with The Decemberists or Union Station?
so far, i dig this.