Bones for Tinder

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All Music Guide - J. Allen
Anyone expecting the solo debut of Justin Robinson -- founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops -- to sound even remotely like the work of Robinson's former band is bound to be disappointed by Bones for Tinder. About the only thing the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist's album shares with the recordings he made with the aforementioned band is a preference for acoustic-based arrangements. Robinson was with the Chocolate Drops for their rise from underground acclaim to national renown, replete with a Grammy and some crossover chart action. But where the Chocolate Drops were focused on bringing old-timey folk/bluegrass sounds into the modern era, Robinson seems ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Allen
Anyone expecting the solo debut of Justin Robinson -- founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops -- to sound even remotely like the work of Robinson's former band is bound to be disappointed by Bones for Tinder. About the only thing the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist's album shares with the recordings he made with the aforementioned band is a preference for acoustic-based arrangements. Robinson was with the Chocolate Drops for their rise from underground acclaim to national renown, replete with a Grammy and some crossover chart action. But where the Chocolate Drops were focused on bringing old-timey folk/bluegrass sounds into the modern era, Robinson seems to be interested in more exclusively contemporary territory on his own album. At times, it almost feels as if Bones for Tinder is the result of some particularly fanciful bar bet, in which Robinson was challenged to make an album fully ensconced in the modernistic singer/songwriter realm, as near to completely devoid of rootsy influences as possible, but employing only folk instruments such as acoustic guitar, banjo, and fiddle. In the end, the melodically adventurous, lyrically evocative tunes that make up Robinson's album feel closer to the art folk efforts of acts like Lost in the Trees and Led to Sea than anything on the American front. A healthy degree of absurdist humor seeps into Robinson's lyrics as well, so that even when the tunes are at their most intense, the album retains a lightness of step that's further reinforced by the freewheeling flow of acoustic riffs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2012
  • Label: Five Head Ent.
  • UPC: 616892007548
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 386,446

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Neptune - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (2:53)
  2. 2 Bright Diamonds - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (3:27)
  3. 3 Bonfire (Bones for Tinder) - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (3:14)
  4. 4 Devil's Teeth - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (2:33)
  5. 5 Butcher Bird - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (3:09)
  6. 6 Mr. Wright - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (1:11)
  7. 7 Nemesis or Me! - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (3:40)
  8. 8 Ships and Verses - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (2:52)
  9. 9 Vultures - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (3:44)
  10. 10 Kissin' and Cussin' - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (3:59)
  11. 11 Brook Street - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (1:09)
  12. 12 The Phil Spectors - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (3:41)
  13. 13 Gypsy Death and You - Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes (3:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Justin Robinson Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Autoharp, Viola, Vocals, Tres, Upright Bass, Lap Steel Guitar
Greg Humphreys Bass
Mark Simonsen Electric Guitar
Shirlette Ammons Bass, Vocals
Sally Mullikin Violin, Viola, Background Vocals
Kyra Moore Banjo, Bass, Violin, Background Vocals
Josh Stohl Bass, Guitar, Drums, Harpsichord, Marimbas, Electric Drums
Technical Credits
Greg Humphreys Engineer
Thom Canova Engineer
Alison Mosshart Composer
Justin Robinson Composer
Suzanne Sbarge Cover Art
Jamie Hence Composer
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