Levi Weaver | You Are Never Close to Home, You Are Never Far From Home

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You Are Never Close to Home, You Are Never Far From Home

by Levi Weaver

Taking on Americana, country, pop, rock, and whatever-it-is-those-weird-indie-kids-are-doing, this debut album is a patchwork quilt of lyric-sheet-reading poetry.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Dear Friend
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2. Of Bridges Burned
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3. Family Feud
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4. You Are Home
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5. Sick, or Determined?
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6. Which Drink?
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7. Idioteque
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8. Would We Liars Be?
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9. Kansas, I Decline (Stars)
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10. Last Camden Stand
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11. An Epistle for Sal
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12. Let's Talk Dissent
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Pre-Sales will ship on January 6th, 2008

Let's say you grew up listening to country music, (you have a good reason, because your dad is a professional cowboy, and you spend copious amounts of time in the truck going from rodeo to rodeo) but then you realize that country sucks. And so you start listening to other things. You discover Radiohead, Brand New, and mewithoutYou.

Then let's say that in the middle of this renaissance, you move to England for 2 years, and immerse yourself in things like Damien Rice and David Ford. Let's say that.

Then one day, you start to miss home and so you dig up some old music. You rediscover Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, and you start to come to a realization. So you rediscover your Ryan Adams and Nickel Creek records, and you come to the conclusion that it wasn't really country that sucked, but what had happened to country. So you put your boots back on, and nobody in England fully gets what that really means to *you*, but they love it nonetheless, and then one day you find yourself on tour with Imogen Heap, and you think "how the crap did I get here?"

Let's say you did all that. Then you might just be Levi Weaver. Either that, or it's a really weird coincidence, because you are reading his biography right now. (You will probably enjoy this music more than the others.)

For the rest of you, well... maybe you'll like it anyway.


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Rob Maddison

It's great
I saw Levi in 2006 supporting Clayhill at the Glee Club in Birminghanm and have been waiting for a full album since. If you've not heard Good Medicine on the Civil War... EP go and get a copy right now, then come back and buy this CD too.

Of Bridges Burned is a great track with really dark lyrics, I loved Which Drink?, Idioteque and Sicl, or Determined? (You're a password on a Rubiks cube encrypted in braille... what a description of most women, and the track is really a beautifull love song). Last Camden Stand reminds me strongly of Tom Petty so the man is not just country.

Even Family Feud, the track that has had some negative comments, is starting to grow on me

There is a great lyricist at work here and he backs this up with strong music. Go on, treat yourself!

Christina

Like real music? Buy this album.
Okay, so I haven't actually received the CD yet, but I have previewed it and am desperatley waiting for its arrival to my door. I did not know there even was a Levi Weaver until I went to go see Imogen Heap live in concert, and he was one of the opening acts, along with an awesome beat boxer whose name I can't recall. Anyway, this skinny, good looking kid got up on stage and through all the noise of the crowd started performing. Mind you, I didn't know any of his songs, but I had chills. I was in awe of how brilliant his vocals, which are haunting, and his ability to make music come alive were until that moment, but I fell in love. I have seen many famous bands perform, and solo artists, and I still to this day this day say that Levi is the best live performer I have ever seen. He is so unique, and he really loves what he does, which he conveys so easily to his listeners. I haven't listened to every track in full, but I have previewed the songs on here, which are two minutes in length, and I can tell this album is going to be one of my new favorites. Aside from track 3, I loved everything I heard, and for any musician that is a pretty big accomplishment. So I will recommend anything Levi puts out now, and in the future. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting him with my friends, and taking a picture with him...I hope he gets the recognintion he deserves and the next time I see him perform is at his show. So yeah, if you like real music, buy this album and I swear you won't regret it.

Danielle Oldfield

Wonderful Artist
I have to say, what a great album! I first saw Levi in Dallas when he was on tour with Imogen, and he's probably the only independent artist I've ever fallen in love with this 'early' in his career. Levi's voice is stunning, and he's amazingly talented. Loved his EP as well.

Julieanne "Jules" Faas

Do your self a favor and get this album
This Album is full of rich layers of a random assortment of instruments that are blended together to make it sound like they were always suppose to play together and get along. Levi is extremely creative in getting unexpected sounds out of every day instruments - for example using a violin bow on is guitar. Track 7 is a perfect example of what he is capable of doing all by himself with a mess of cords and a looping machine.

But it gets even better - the lyrics are amazing too! He sings what is real and it shows. These songs never get old.

Plus - the guy went on tour with Imogen Heap!

If you get a chance to see him live - do what ever is necessary to get your self there. You will not be disappointed.

Daphne Babb

Keep in mind, he's country
As a huge fan of Levi, I figured this album would be simply incredible, and it was. I saw him open for Imogen Heap when I fell for his very distinct voice and knack for experimental music. Mind you, it get's VERY country, and oddly experimental. I loved Levi because his voice is smooth and powerful, his lyrical content is a power punch (hehe power-punch!) of emotion, and it makes me feel like my dog ran away lol. Anyway, this cd has made me feel like he's trying a little too hard to be distinct, but he's already made his niche created an imagine of distinction and I think track 3 really ruined the album for me. He removes his Levi trademark and heads for Johnny Cash and does not pull it off well-at all. It's supposed to be a story but sounds more like a train wreck. I couldn't stand it. Change is good, but he went on the deep end, but when he gets back to the Levi I fell for he gets back and hits me in the face with track 9,which literally makes me feel like i'm there, makes me FEEL makes me want to cry. Boy really knows how to tug my emotions! lol...So while I don't give this album 5 stars...It definitely deserves a hearty 3.

Nathaniel

Great Album
Like many others, I seem to have discovered Mr. Weaver by seeing him open for Imogen Heap. I was quite impressed, and was very excited to have "Which Drink?" on CD. He played it in his live set and it blew me away with the looping vocal harmonies towards the end. Other reviewers don't seem to like "Family Feud," but it really is one of the stronger tracks on the album musically and lyrically (and also has a truly amazing chorus). His cover of Radiohead's "Idioteque" is also surprisingly great. I could go on about the album's highlights, but that would include most of the album anyway. In short, this album in its entirety is quite solid and never becomes boring or pretentious. I think it would most likely appeal to fans of Bright Eyes, Simon Joyner, Sleep Station, The Black Heart Procession, Two Gallants, Damien Rice, and other modern folk artists.

WILLIAM J. TILLY

Musical Integrity
I've been playing and sharing this CD for a few weeks now. The reaction from everyone has been the same. AWESOME!!! Then Levi came to NY and I got to hear him LIVE. WOW It's just stuck there in my head. This is music, the way it was meant to be played and heard. Now I'm back to pick up another copy of CIVIL WAR BETWEEN MY HEART AND MIND, because I ended up giving my copy away. This CD is now a perminent resident in my CAR, and I get something different, everytime I listen to it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... ENJOY!!!