Saturday, February 07, 2009

From the Vaults: The Autumn Defense

God knows I love Wilco, but is there a song on Sky Blue Sky that matches the unadulterated beauty of "The Answer" by the Autumn Defense?

This band got a publicity head start by featuring two guys from Wilco, but they also don't get their fair due since they're permanently a "side project" in most people's minds. Do yourself a favor and listen to this record again. Great stuff.


Via Chicago said...

I quite like this record. It's something that I really have to be in the mood for, but it's also an album where when I'm in the mood for it, there's not a ton of other things I own that will satisfy, you know? "Tuesday Morning" and "The Sun in California" are my personal highlights.

Between the side project-ness and their own extremely mellow vibe, they do get overlooked a lot. I actually saw them in concert once and litreally remember nothing about the show. But I certainly would buy a new album were it to come out.

drischord said...

They put something out in 2007, but I've never heard it. Anyone?