Tom Freund | North American Long Weekend

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North American Long Weekend

by Tom Freund

The intentional nod to authenticity theme-coats former Silo's bassist Tom Freund's debut; It strips down to bare and beautiful melodies, lean lyrics and the kind of hometown heartaches that Springsteen's 'Nebraska' left you with.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Digs
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2. 27
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3. Trondheim
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4. Lady Jane
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5. More Than Necessary
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6. Business of Knowing
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5:22 $0.99
7. Holden Caulfield
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8. No Turning Back
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9. Great Authority
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10. Synagogue
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11. North American Long Weekend
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12. Beautiful Sadness
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13. Cry Baby Cry
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14. Business of Knowing(revisited)
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Album Notes
"Every year the mounting landfill of new releases that threatens to bury the working music journalists yields a few unexpected gems, and Tom Freund's 'North American Long Weekend' is one of them."
-The New York Times

The intentional nod to authenticity theme-coats former Silo's bassist Tom Freund's debut. It strips down to bare and beautiful melodies, lean lyrics and the kind of hometown heartaches that Springsteen's 'Nebraska' left you with - only Freund weaves in strings and piano, giving them a sort of velvety-hay feel. It's an organic, yet lush, rush."
-Hits Magazine

"North American Long Weekend' would make a fitting soundtrack to 'On the Road': Gorgeous wide-open spacious scenes, explorations of the young heart and quests from personal truth unfold in its 14 literate, rootsy songs."
-New York Post


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Meghan Daum/Dwight Garner

NY Times Blog
February 6, 2008, 10:27 am
Living With Music:
A Playlist by Meghan Daum
By DWIGHT GARNER
On Wednesdays, this blog is the delivery vehicle for “Living With Music,” a playlist of songs from a writer or some other kind of book-world personage.
This week: Meghan Daum, an essayist and novelist, and a columnist on the opinion page of the Los Angeles Times.
Meghan Daum’s February 2008 Playlist:

8) Digs, Tom Freund. The first track of a 1998 album called “North American Long Weekend” that not enough people heard or bought (ditto for his subsequent four). On “Digs,” a jeremiad against both suburban sprawl and cantankerous lovers, Freund sings and plays stand-up bass and jazz legend Jimmy Smith accompanies on organ. The song is as raspy and sexy and cool (minus any trace of hipster posturing) and by the time it’s over the room will smell like cigarette smoke and you’ll want to wash your hair (or listen to that Jon Cleary song again).

Dave

My Second Fave CD by Tom
Behind Copper Moon, this is my second favourite Tom Freund CD. There is a great amount of musical variety on this one, from the sorrowful 27, to the more rocky title track to the beautiful Trondheim. I really dig Tom's music, and this CD serves as a great showcase of his versatility, and musicanship.