CBC Radio 3 : Breaking New Sound
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CBC_Radio_3 on 11/15/2011 at 07:29PM
Raymond Carver was a hard drinking American writer who, in his lucid moments, was capable of startling and beautiful insights into the human condition. In other words, if he had been born in the 90's, he probably would have started a band.
'If Raymond Carver Was Born In The 90's' takes Carver's point of view in just such a scenario, but it isn't hard to see that lyricist Michael Dawson is really examining the ups and downs of being in an indie band and watching your peers grow up and settle down around you. Heady stuff that, in true Library Voices style, is lightened by a bunch of bubbling synths and irresistible hooks.