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Chaos in Order
     

The Chaos in Order

by Let's Go Sailing
 
Let's Go Sailing seems like a pretty average twee band, what with their penchant for the Smiths, their album's construction paper and crayon artwork, and Shana Levy's vulnerable, often vibrato-less vocals. But those who can get past The Chaos in Order's darling cover art will find an album as full of pathos as anything put out by the

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Let's Go Sailing seems like a pretty average twee band, what with their penchant for the Smiths, their album's construction paper and crayon artwork, and Shana Levy's vulnerable, often vibrato-less vocals. But those who can get past The Chaos in Order's darling cover art will find an album as full of pathos as anything put out by the would-be Elliott Smiths of the world. Let's Go Sailing sounds a little like Rosie Thomas, but they're better off shelved next to Great Aunt Ida; they're whimsical and gentle, but they're also blessed with a complicating, wry world-weariness. "Sideways" is a great example of this -- it's sugary and pop-oriented, but it's also laced through with Levy's melancholic, somewhat chagrined vocals. In fact, it's Levy's skill as a singer, her ability to meld sweetness with darkness, vulnerability with cool, that sets Let's Go Sailing apart from other indie pop outfits. There are times when Let's Go Sailing's mopiness can grow a tad wearisome, especially on the painstakingly slow "The Rope Is Long." But by and large this disc drifts along, bellied up by its own airiness. "Come Home Safely," for example, is so puffy and delicate it feels like it could blow away; it's very pure. "The Chaos in Order" is a promising debut on the part of Levy and her bandmates -- a good album for those who've grown tired of Belle & Sebastian, as well as anyone who'd like to drift away on a sad little cloud.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2007
Label:
Gr2 Classics
UPC:
0874402000056
catalogNumber:
20005

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Performance Credits

Let's Go Sailing   Primary Artist
Byron Reynolds   Drums
Shon Sullivan   Guitar
Dave Scher   Pedal Steel Guitar
Shana Levy   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Brent Turner   Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Shawn Sullivan   Guitar
Tanya Haden   Cello
Elvis Perkins   Guitar
Nikki Monninger   Bass

Technical Credits

Pete Magdaleno   Engineer
Jim Putnam   Producer,Engineer
David Trumfio   Engineer
Rod Cervera   Producer
Ben Mumphrey   Producer,Engineer
Brian Thornell   Engineer
Shana Levy   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Artwork
Adam Merrin   Engineer
Tanya Haden   Back Cover
Jenni Tarma   Artwork
Ethan Gold   Engineer

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