LP PACKAGING NOTES:
- 180g clear vinyl with pink and white swirls pressed at RTI
- Includes download card
The songs on Help Wanted Nights were written to take place in the same small-town bar, and were initially meant as the soundtrack to a screenplay that lead-singer Tim Kasher started writing in 2006 (he's since completed it). Unlike Album of the Year's start-to-finish narratives, these songs seemed to describe moments of raw emotion more than chronicle a linear tale.
This isn't to say that the songs on Help Wanted Nights are not expansive; quite the contrary. Some songs touch on a dark version of Americana, as seen on the grand chords of "You Don't Feel like Home to Me" and the church organ hum of "Rest Your Head." Others are softer like "So Let Go," which delivers its late-night laments via hushed vocals, moonlit, reverb-driven guitars and washed out cymbals. "Heartbroke" dissects a break-up with a heavy dose of sarcasm, while "Keely Aimee" is the best song Fleetwood Mac never wrote.
Release Date: September 11th, 2007
01. On the Picket Fence
02. A Little Bit More
04. Your Share of Men
05. You Don't Feel Like Home to Me
06. Keely Aimee
07. Playing Dumb
08. Some Tragedy
09. So Let Go
10. Rest Your Head