Best Worst-Case Scenario

The Best Worst-Case Scenario

by Fair
     
 
Christian indie rockers Fair are the new project by singer/songwriter Aaron Sprinkle, whose previous band, Poor Old Lu, and ongoing solo career are much beloved by folks on the somewhat edgier side of the CCM marketplace. Fundamentally, The Best Worst-Case Scenario is of a piece with Sprinkle's earlier work; the Seattle native has a distinctive vocal style -- a

Overview

Christian indie rockers Fair are the new project by singer/songwriter Aaron Sprinkle, whose previous band, Poor Old Lu, and ongoing solo career are much beloved by folks on the somewhat edgier side of the CCM marketplace. Fundamentally, The Best Worst-Case Scenario is of a piece with Sprinkle's earlier work; the Seattle native has a distinctive vocal style -- a winsome, boyish tenor with just a hint of twang -- that's his most appealing attribute, and also one that would be difficult to downplay. But The Best Worst-Case Scenario lacks the emo-tinged heaviness and distortion of much of Sprinkle's earlier work. This album is filled with moody guitar pop songs not at all dissimilar to fellow artists of the Pacific Northwest like the Shins and the Decemberists, but with a more slickly commercial edge, as if Sprinkle was approaching this album with an ear toward the alterna-rock radio mainstream. This would also explain the considerably more oblique lyrical style on this album; songs like "The Attic" and "The Dumbfound Game" couch Sprinkle's spiritual side in lyrics so allegorical that listeners who don't know of his beliefs may well not be any wiser after they've heard them. More doctrinaire fans of Poor Old Lu or Aaron Sprinkle's solo albums might be somewhat put off as a result of these shifts toward the musical and lyrical mainstream, but the resulting album is melodically satisfying enough to make lyrical disagreements somewhat beside the point.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Tooth & Nail Records
UPC:
0724358080629
catalogNumber:
80806

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fair   Primary Artist
Aaron Sprinkle   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Brian Sanchez   Vocals
Nick Barber   Bass,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jesse Sprinkle   Vocals
Phil Peterson   Cello
Sherri DuPree   Vocals
Stacy DuPree   Vocals
John Davis & the Georgia Sea Island Singers   Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals
Joey Sanchez   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Brynn Sanchez   Vocals
Victoria Parker   Violin
Erick Newbill   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Nick Barber   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Matt Carter   Foot Stomping

Technical Credits

Aaron Sprinkle   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Brandon Ebel   Executive Producer
Nick Barber   Composer
Aaron Mlasko   Drum Technician
Phil Peterson   String Arrangements
Randy Torres   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Fair   Audio Production
Erick Newbill   Composer,Programming

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