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ARTIST
TITLE
Songs the Animals Taught Us
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PLG 070CD PLG 070CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/18/2006

"Songs the Animals Taught Us is an album populated with a vast array of characters, most of them archetypes of our Bush-era landscape: young, idealistic lovers who aren't afraid to die; war profiteers; middle-class workers fretting about the economy; upper-class society 'status hounds.' Few artists have been willing to shine a light so candidly on modern America, but Kent Lambert (from Chicago, IL), doing business as Roommate, does so with aplomb. Following in the lyrical footsteps of David Byrne, Roommate trains a quirky eye on life's minutia, using the mundane to explore larger issues, from war and the economy to social status and young love. Roommate's production draws on an eclectic array of influences, both past and present: The skewed pop of Xiu Xiu and Jens Lekman, the down-home instrumentation of Neil Young and The Band, the electronic flourishes of Broadcast and M83, the ethereal beauty of My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins -- all are adopted by Roommate and refracted through his own distinctive lens."