caroline smith and the goodnight sleeps

A happy, innocent, almost carnival vibe on the “Sally” song takes me to days bygone—just out of reach.

“Scholarships” is a nice melodic ride with just enough sass in the lyrics to keep me bouncing, but never careening out of control.

“Tank Top” cranks it up a bit with a beautiful fuzz, wrapping up this trio of tunes for a rainy Saturday.

Where Has Sally Gone? (Daytrotter Live)


Tank Top

Caroline Smith is a originally from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and started recording and performing at age 15, opening for B.B. King. Her unique voice and stripped-down acoustic styling are often accompanied by The Good Night Sleeps: Arlen Peiffer and Jesse Schuster.

In 2009, the band released their debut Backyard Tentset. The following year, Smith and bandmate Jesse Schuster released Live at the Cedar, recorded exclusively during a show at the Cedar Cultural Center.

Caroline’s musical influences include Ben Gibbard, Feist, Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground, Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsom, and Dr. Dre. These influences are made evident by her minimal acoustic ballads with a pinch of alt-country blues. via:


~ by castleqwayr on June 18, 2011.

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