Steal This Track: Lindsay and the Lost CaravanBy Eryc Eyl | March 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
If it’s Monday morning, it must be time for free Colorado music, thanks to Steal This Track, Reverb and, of course, the generosity and unbridled talent of the countless musicians in the Centennial State. We introduced you to Lindsay and the Lost Caravan back in January, but today, in honor of the outfit’s debut, “You Don’t Know Me,” we have another track to steal, and this one’s a doozy. Go forth and steal.
With the release of “You Don’t Know Me,” Lindsay Meredith‘s transformation from garden variety singer-songwriter caterpillar to gypsy jazz butterfly is complete. “Go” and “You Don’t Know Me” give us a taste of the good time this ensemble can kick up, but “Monsieur Joli” is the standout track. Eric Wiggs’ nimble guitar work and bubbly bass, Aubrea Alford’s vivacious violin and Daren Hahn’s raucous drums — all turned up to a sassy swing — are the ideal complement to Meredith’s songwriting and clear-as-a-bell vocals. It’s nearly impossible to sit still and not smile while listening. Steal this track to whet your whistle, but then pop over to iTunes or Amazon to pick up the whole EP for yourself for just $3.96. Boulderites can catch Lindsay and the Lost Caravan this Thursday, March 15, at the Laughing Goat on Pearl Street. Denverites will have to wait until next Friday, March 23, to see the band swing from the rafters at Tennyson’s Tap (38th and Tennyson).
Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.
If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Eryc Eyl for consideration.
Eryc Eyl is a veteran music journalist, critic and Colorado native who has been neck-deep in local music for many years. Check out Steal This Track for local music you can HEAR, and the Mile High Makeout for stories about Denver musicians doing extraordinary things. Against his mother’s advice, Eryc has also been known to tweet. You can also follow Steal This Track on Twitter. Sorry, Mom.