A bit more Stand Up
Stand Up will be released a week from tomorrow and I've got a few more clips to whet your appetite.
First, we have Hello Again, a Summer 2004 favorite. Not much has changed from the summer, except for some harmonies done by Dave were added. Apparently the album version of this song stops abruptly and Louisiana Bayou picks up right away.
I wasn't a big fan of the Louisiana Bayou clip. This is the end jam and I felt as though there was too much going on. I had to hear the entire song (from Jazzfest last Saturday) to really start liking it. After that, I could start making out the different parts of the lyrics that were layered on top of each other and the clip became more enjoyable. It's also nice to hear Dave bringing in some scatting to an album track. This jam is along the lines of the Rapunzel jam and really brings forth the band's vision of this album, and really makes you want to "stand up and dance."
The lyrics to Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd are reminiscent of Little Thing, but the music is nothing like it. This is a sweet, gentle tune with a sax line is smooth that I can see this song being one of Leroi's shining moments during a set. This clip is of the beginning of the song, but as long as Leroi keeps up his handiwork throughout the song, I can only see it getting better.
You Might Die Trying is not your typical DMB song. The drum beat sounds like it belongs at a club, but the violin works surprisingly well with it. Not what I would expect from DMB, but I like it nonetheless.