Take It Easy (Love Nothing)
The playful single "Take it Easy" uses eighties keyboards and upbeat guitar jangles along with backwards drums which sound as if Jimmy Tamberello (Dntel/Postal Service) programmed them. The effervescent song has a pre-written application to be on a modern day Pretty in Pink soundtrack. The single exclusive track "Burn Rubber," a southern bumpkin song filled with blazing banjos, is a cover of Secretly Canadian's Simon Joyner. The closing instrumental exclusive track "Cremation" is beautiful and easy to fall in love with and evokes almost a hypnotic Boards of Canada sound only done with real instruments.
Conor Oberst's song writing is brilliant especially when he breaks into more pop and electronic materials, like "Take it Easy," and "Cremation." I hope "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn" continues in this vain and should prove to be a great album.
CD / MP3
LP / CD / Deluxe CD / MP3