Come Back as Rain

Come Back as Rain

by Good Old War

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Overview

Come Back as Rain

Philly-based, indie folk rockers Good Old War's third studio outing serves up another spirited set of radio-ready, lovelorn, retro-pop gems. Part "Second Hand News"-era Fleetwood Mac and part Avett Brothers (with a little bit of Ian Matthews and Paul Simon tossed in for good measure), Come Back as Rain harkens back to the days (think mid-'70s) when tight harmonies, a pair of acoustic guitars, and some snappy production could land a band in the Top Ten. Commercial without being cloying, lyrically universal without coming off as redundant, songs like "Calling Me Names," "Better Weather," and the gorgeous ballad "Amazing Eyes" feel like they've been around for years, and their emotional resonance, especially considering the refined and polished presentation, is a testament to the group's natural pop acumen. The album's sunny and overall affable (even in the light of heartache) disposition can feel a tad slight at times, especially on the generic, folk-gospel crooner "Loud Love," but even that one gets a pass due to the expertly crafted round of harmonies that swings in near the song's second half. That said, Come Back as Rain may be the perfect summer soundtrack for listeners looking for a less cerebral Band of Horses, a more ecumenical Fleet Foxes, or just a damn fine group of musicians with a knack for kicking out youthful, country-tinged pop songs without an agenda.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2012
Label: Sargent Records
UPC: 0634457557222
catalogNumber: 72
Rank: 91855

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Good Old War   Primary Artist
Tim Arnold   Group Member
Keith Goodwin   Group Member
John Jetton   Handwriting
Dan Schwartz   Group Member

Technical Credits

Jason Cupp   Producer,Engineer
Emma Banks   Booking
Sonny Kay   Art Direction
Tom Gates   Management
Kyle Wilensky   Booking
Cathy Pellow   Label Direction
Ryan Chisholm   Management
Scott Clayton   Booking
Rob Zifarelli   Booking
Reid Hunter   Legal Advisor
David Gold   Legal Advisor
Ryan Fitzjohn   Booking
Marc Jetton   Label Direction
Bill Salva   Management

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