Oh Holy Fools
Author: kurt morris
"Oh Holy Fools" is a snack. Something to tide me over until my appetite returns and asks for more goodness. Simple goodness that only heartfelt music by Son, Ambulance and Bright Eyes can produce. While this album only has four songs from each band, (coming in at a grand total of forty plus minutes) I like this style of music. Sure, it's not knocking me on my ass and hurting, but it'll do. This is music that makes you turn up your collar or perhaps spit on the sidewalk and walk away from it all‹watching your breath evaporate in front of your eyes the entire time. Son, Ambulance is the new kid on the long block of talent in Omaha. Their first contribution on the CD reminds me of Ben Folds Five and their other three songs follow a familiar pattern with the total sum of their parts equaling a healthy mix of the aforementioned trio and their partners on this disc, Bright Eyes. Of course, Bright Eyes is Bright Eyes. You know them, you love them. You may not be their biggest fan, you may think Conor is a spoiled brat, or perhaps you're one of the hundreds of girls who has fallen in love with his feminine features. Nevertheless, you like them. You may not tell your friends, but you dig Conor's crooning, the wide array
of musical instruments and the passion that emerges from every syllable that he pronounces. Whether it's fake or sincere, who the fuck cares? This kid is brimming with passion and that's all that matters. It means something to me, it means something to you and we'll get past the rumors and shit talking that enshrouds a band's success. We'll get down to the heart of the music and realize that Bright Eyes are a pretty good band. Not entirely groundbreaking, but they're a good sound to fill your ears with. I don't know if it's because I'm writing this a few weeks before Christmas, but a couple of the songs on here remind me of Christmas songs. Strange. Nevertheless, Son, Ambulance and Bright Eyes have produced something to tide me over until I can get a better listen to their respective full-lengths which should hopefully emerge in the near future.