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The Archipelago

by sawgrass

Narrative collisions and fragile imprecisions, the stories in "the archipelago" are grounded in the finger picked acoustic guitar and vocals of James Moore but are fleshed out and made beautiful by old friends.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Seattle Will Leave You Dead Sawgrass
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2. Dorothy Sawgrass
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3. Fire Escapes Sawgrass
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4. Reminder Sawgrass
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5. 730 AM Sawgrass
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6. On A Sunday Sawgrass
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7. Same Stars Sawgrass
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8. Sarah Sawgrass
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9. Ariston, Nowhere Sawgrass
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10. Frozen Roads Sawgrass
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11. The Painter Song Sawgrass
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12. Helpless Sawgrass
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13. Ancient Cities Sawgrass
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Album Notes
Sometimes solo, sometimes with an band of old friends, sawgrass is the musical project of James Moore formed in 2006. Influenced by both singer songwriters such as Bill Mallonee and Mark Kozelek and bands such as Karate, Death Cab for Cutie, sawgrass strives to create guitar driven, narrative songs that combine diverse musical tastes. When performing solo, James lays the songs bare with an often finger picked acoustic and his arresting voice.
With the invaluable help of producer Rogers Masson, sawgrass finished recording their first album, "The Archipelago" in March 2007. With music that draws you into its carefully constructed lyrics, sawgrass has created a project that is not to be missed.


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sharon kim

my last review must have been too creepy in its adoration for cdbaby to post, so i'll try again.

it's still true that i love this album so much it hurts. this is b/c it makes me feel that terrible misplaced nostalgia, which is sort of wonderful in a sick sort of way, and plus, i have a real weak spot for songs with stories. it makes it easier for me to borrow other people's history, which is sometimes saddening and sometimes really lovely.

it also reminds me somewhat of a christian folk artist named chris rice who i haven't listened to in a long long time, but when i was younger, he used to write songs about lazy sunday afternoons and flies bumping into screen doors. it was nice. also, james moore and chris rice both have quiet, kind voices that fill up places. i think it's also important that i buy it. i mean, i buy the story [of the person i imagine singing these songs]. the songs aren't leaking weird bags of unbelievable morbidity and cringe-inducing declarations. it really helps that whoever produced it did a very good job.

it makes me feel hopeful. maybe that's it most of all. in general, hopeful, but also hopeful that someone true is going to drive up and holler for me to get in the car b/c we're going on a grand old adventure.

the end!