sight like december | simply let go

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simply let go

by sight like december

Brooding and intense - lyrical majesty.
Genre: Rock: Emo
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1. Doot Doot Do Do Doot sight like december
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2. Fuck It, Nevermind sight like december
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3. St. Francis sight like december
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4. Firefly Song sight like december
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6. Only Love sight like december
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7. Something Trite sight like december
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8. I'm Dumb and Dying and Can Not Conjure the Energy to Care sight like december
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9. I Am a Spelling Error sight like december
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10. The City sight like december
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11. Tired of Pretending sight like december
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12. Burnin This Bitch Down steve johnson
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Sight Like December-SIMPLY LET GO

From the desk of Shijin Miamoto:


There was a time in my youth where I was a most carefree and ignorant young man. Those orgiastic times occurred many, many moons before the unfortunate incursion into Middle East and my most inopportune battle with opiate addiction. In those days I often arose past noon, pleasuring any two of my many mistresses until late in the evening, whereabouts my indulgence in the vast Tokyo nightlife continued very early into the morning hours accompanied by a vast array of illicit substances.

I look back upon those decadent days with nary a tinge of sorrow, for an old man's knowledge of the vagaries of the soul has taught me that purely physical pleasure is, to quote a phrase, merely skin deep. I know now that true satisfaction-one that follows you into the afterlife and beyond-can only be attained with a fullness of the soul.
With that in mind, I one day boarded my Learjet desperately hoping to purge my fondness for Japanese models, high-end smack, and Eastern European Absinthe. My decade-long travels led me to many exotic locales stretching from the tip of Taymyr on the Laptev Sea to the southernmost reaches of Mesopotamia and the Andes. However, nowhere in my travels did my find my spirit filled with joy and ecstasy as thoroughly as in a small Minnesota pizza establishment on the tip of Lake Superior.
A wise man once stated that rock and roll could save your soul. I did not believe this man until witnessing Sight Like December.
Though the members of the band seemed barely young enough to drink, the sounds that emanating from their instruments told the story of six musicians aged well beyond their years; intoxicating my soul in ways I'd previously associated only with Southeast Asian heroin. I was immediately smitten with Sight Like December as if they were my own progeny, vowing to follow them to the ends of the earth from that day forward.
Later that night, over shots of tequila and draft beer, the band seemed hesitant to accept a sixty year-old Japanese man's invitation of indentured servitude. However, my willingness to settle the bar tab seemed to sit quite well with them and earned myself their trust. Steve (guitar, vocals, songwriting) and I bonded over a shared love of the American musician Willie Nelson; Rud (keyboards) and I found common ground discussing our self-loathing characteristics; Becky (violin) introduced me to a number of musicians I'd never heard of; Andy (bass) impressed me with his fondness for Sudafed and Nyquil; and John (drums) glared at me menacingly while Robb (saxophone) drew a strange picture of a wheelchair bound boy ejaculating a donkey.
The next day I wrote a letter home to my mistresses and manservants informing them of my decision to indenture myself to Sight Like December. Here is an excerpt:
"...I have found a type of music that speaks to my soul in ways that I could heretofore not have imagined. If you can envision a band that mixes American roots music, jazz, blues and rock and roll into one powerful force, then you've begun to understand what I've discovered.
Becky's wistful violin lines meld artfully with Robb's sax and Rud's keys, while John and Andy anchor a powerful yet nimble rhythm section--the likes of which I've not encountered in all my travels. Steve's songwriting, lyrics and impassioned stage presence inspire in me a rapturous feeling of musical and poetic completeness. Hyperbole, you say? Nay, my children, this music makes me feel alive again. I only wish that I could share with you my experiences here and now."
Thankfully Sight Like December's debut CD, Simply Let Go, now allows me to share with all my former mistresses and manservants in Japan the singular talent of this truly amazing band. I feel fortunate that-- after many years of carousing and drug abuse--I can now find my final resting place with the fullness of soul that I've so longed to find. For this, I have only Sight Like December to thank. Please, give this music a chance to enter you soul--it will not disappoint.
Sincerely,
Shijin Miamoto


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Kelly Jung

Brilliant and real and WOW what a sound!
The lyrics and sound are perfect they found their STYLE and should stick with it. Don't change a thing... People will be wanting more. I know I do. I know every song by heart and they never get old.


Up-lifting yet dark and mysterious
I love this band. They have such great energy in the music, yet the lyrics are haunting. The vocals and instrumentation are unbelievable..Did I mention the lyrics, this is one band that is going to make it



This is a really great CD. I love the combination of instruments, especially the violin. Great vocals, too.

goodstuff

theres just something about them that makes them unlike no one else
The cd is good shit, i have been listening to it for awhile now and whenever i listen to it it gives me a vibe like the artist knows about life and he knows what hes talking about.Sometimes you just have to hear past the insturments to get the true understanding of the song, and after you do that the insturments just make the songs even better giving it an awesome sound.This is the best kind of music ever and i think these guys have a chance to go far but they need to find some way to do it. Peace.

SIGHT LIKE DECEMBER

Now if only they'd get off their butts
Yes the CD is great. This group does have the talent to make a name for themselves outside the Twin Ports area if only they'd get off their butts and do it!! You know Steve, if music is the only life you know, then go live your life!! Grr. i'm so frustrated with the lack of motivation.

Evil Jeff

Brilliant, catchy, better than the 'popular' artists
I heard them live, they blew me away, I heard them live again, same effect, I heard the album and they kept the same power as a live show, ps, the song 'the city' is unbelievable on systems with good bass responce, the digereedoo is an incredible instrument in the right hands!

Nathan G.

innovative, catchy and overall outstanding
I first heard this band while browsing for bands on this site. Upon hearing all 12 songs and becoming immediately hooked, I ordered the CD without delay and proceeded to listen to the samples over and over again until my copy arrived.

This is a very refreshing rock band, I love piano in rock music, and the keyboarding is great when it is there. The saxaphone is another wonderful addition, adding a very nice jazzy touch in many places. The violin, is possibly my favorite instrument in this band, it can add such depth and emotion in many places. The guitar, bass and drum work is all wonderful and really brings this together as a band. The vocals remind me a lot of the singer of Bright Eyes.

I am very addicted to this CD, the songs are very catchy and they lyrics contain such depth. The addition of violin and sax together in a rock band makes this one of the most original bands I have heard in a long time. These guys deserve a lot more recognition! Just listen to the damn samples. For the love of god, please keep making music Sight like December!

funkyg

Um, yeah
What Shijin said! I think they are the bomb-diggity. That is all.

Veeee

Beautiful songwriting, poignant lyrics
This CD is great. Where else can you find lyrics like "...you contain the poetry of a personal ad"? That's not your average insult. I found myself nodding to other parts ("I can't help being useless, it just comes naturally to me"..."I don't see the point if you have to try to be sincere"...etc). The music is also wonderful, and, at the risk of being cliche, touching. Very eclectic, but it works, and I highly recommend this CD.



these guys should be way more famous than they actually are.