Sounds Like Fall’s quietly unassuming, amazing debut (Yer Bird Records)

I got an email last night from Yer Bird Records about the band Sounds Like Fall. Like some of the emails I get they claimed to like my blog and thought the music of Sounds Like Fall would be a good fit for my site. I was suspicious and hoping this email and band wouldn’t be like some of the others I get. Mostly inappropriate, amateurish myspace bands with a little too much time and technology on their hands.

Well my fears were not justified, in fact what I heard was some of the best softly strummed americana music I’ve experienced in a long, long time. Sounds Like Fall have just enough of a Richard Buckner folk sound that they will also appeal to anyone who typically stays away from americana styled music. “Pretty Little House” is an uplifting song about death and the afterlife. While “St. Majella” is as good a breakup song as you’re gonna hear with a chorus of “I’m in love with a girl like you” and “wipe off your tears, it’s not you”. All three songs below are keepers and an example of a stunning debut for a band and a label (this is the first release for both). Support the band and this startup label by buying the their debut disc, The Wolf Is At The Door, here.

St. Majella
Pretty Little House
Dust Pile

7 Responses to “Sounds Like Fall’s quietly unassuming, amazing debut (Yer Bird Records)”

  1. countrygrrl says:

    this is class indeed..why are they not as big as mount rushmore???

  2. Satisfied '75 says:

    nice site

  3. Anonymous says:

    Extremely impressive debut by this guy.

  4. Craig says:

    if you guys like it maybe they will be the next big thing, hopefully they’ll grow from this debut

  5. Morgan King says:

    Hello, this is Morgan King from Yer Bird Records,
    I’d just like to say thanks to everyone for the kind words, and especially to Craig – all the attention from the last couple of days has been excellent – I’ve had over 3 gigs of mp3s downloaded through this site alone! It’s been really exciting to get to share this album with so many people!

    I don’t have a lot of ways to repay everyone for this, but I was thinking that if anyone ordering the album from hearing it on this site wanted to send me an email at yerbird@yerbird.com after ordering the Sounds Like Fall disc I’d be happy to throw in a compilation disc of the other great artists we’ll be releasing in the coming months. I might be able to get a couple of Sounds Like Fall B-sides on there as well. Just email me that you read about on here, and I’ll send that with the disc!

    Again, thanks so much for such a great review, and for all the comments!

  6. Devilvet says:

    Yup! I agree with everyone great damn stuff. A CD I think I will own!

  7. Tuwa says:

    Nice.

    Personally I like the ones you get where you read the description in the email and it sounds exactly like something you would not post, ever.