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Hey Rosetta! — Bricks
Album: Seeds
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 636









Released: 2012
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Just feel them multiply
Like hungry flies in the sweet summer night
In the woods they were waiting, in a word they arrived
One doubt from your red mouth, and armies align
And once you say it you can't take it back

It was a beautiful home we had, built with our own two hands,
And the amber years we got left, gone in a single breath
They put their eyes to their rifles
There was a quick fist of light
And we were bricks in a pile
Cause once you say it you can't take it back
Oh once you say it you can't take it back

Feel them multiply
Like a hundred eyes aiming at the words in your breath
And then the flies break the flesh and go into your chest
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such an uplifting flow of melody and yet very dark words
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Such great lyrics. If you haven't read them, please read the life so many of have led knowing you can't take back the things you want to say!


 
Right you are Jim!  Next time we hear this one, I hope we see each other again... and I won't have to take back what I said as I mean it and I think you must feel the bricks too... that's how lyrics always work for me.  Can hear long loved ones  for first time sometimes...

Feel them multiply 
Like a hundred eyes aiming at the words in your breath 
And then the flies break the flesh and go into your chest

Image result for brick breaking glass
Such great lyrics. If you haven't read them, please read the life so many of have led knowing you can't take back the things you want to say!
Oooh, kalimba.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Jeff Buckley resurrected  

 
that's what i thought, too the first time i heard this great outfit. especially with this song and a few others from this release. still one of my favorites from them.
Fantastic new find for me!  Hearing Radiohead mixed with Blue Nile .. and maybe a smattering of Elbow. Gorgeous stuff!
Wonderful rhythm. 
Just love these guys - make sure to see them live if you get the chance, great show.
This band has produced some great stuff.  Loads on YouTube and so forth to enjoy.
 tomatoslayer wrote:
Hey Bill - it's NL, not NS as home to this excellent group.  No biggie, but anyone from ME would be fairly quick to point out they're not from NH :) 

 
That's right. I'm from NL and I love these guys. I especially like "epitaph."  
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Jeff Buckley resurrected  

 
Good ear, bro.  Good ear.
Hey Bill - it's NL, not NS as home to this excellent group.  No biggie, but anyone from ME would be fairly quick to point out they're not from NH :) 
Hearing some Radiohead influences on this.
actually, they are from Newfoundland

and while we are with corrections, play some of their first album, Plan Your Escape.
its fantastic
Jeff Buckley resurrected  
 ploba wrote:
They are actually from Newfoundland Bill, but thanks for playing them - they are a great band!

 
Yes, they are quite good.{#Biggrin}
Saw these guys ( and girl) open for Gomez a couple of years ago!
How's that for a great show!! 
They are actually from Newfoundland Bill, but thanks for playing them - they are a great band!
 Brettito wrote:
Good tune. Do I detect a hint of Dave Matthews...?

 
I hear them channeling Dave Mathews too - but its all good!!!!!  so love this tune....
 
 msymmes wrote:
This is brilliant.   Just turn your amplifier way, way, way up and listen to what the producer wanted you to hear.

 

 
Agreed {#Wave}lovely song
This is brilliant.   Just turn your amplifier way, way, way up and listen to what the producer wanted you to hear.

 
 Lonestar wrote:
Most of the rest of this album is better than this track, surprised that RP isn't playing 'Seeds', 'Yer Spring' or 'Welcome' from this album. 

 
i'm completely with you on this.
 Margaret_Ann wrote:
Rosetta! Yes, they are from St. John's, Newfoundland and not Nova Scotia. Right church... wrong pew. Good to hear them all the same on RP :) thanks

 
Yup. Agreed.
Good tune. Do I detect a hint of Dave Matthews...?
Rosetta! Yes, they are from St. John's, Newfoundland and not Nova Scotia. Right church... wrong pew. Good to hear them all the same on RP :) thanks
Wrong locale there friend.  Hey Rosetta are actually from St. John's, Newfoundland and have to agree this outing *(Seeds) does lack something.  Their Debut EP Plan Your Escape and sophomore effort (produced by Hawksley Workman) Into Your Lungs both held an energy and range sadly lacking on their 3rd release which also marked their first foray into the U.S.  Not the strongest way to introduce yourself into one of the most brutal (and the most lucrative) musical markets in the world.  One hopes their earlier efforts are released to larger audiences south of the 49th parallel so that this unique (despite their obvious influences) outfit can enjoy the same sort of following they do, for example, in Australia...or even in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they are not from. :)
More nasal monotone.

-- Learn how to sing, dammit.
Every time I hear this I think that Elbow has a new track out. Now I will write Hey Rosetta on the back of my hand. Old age... not for the faint of heart
Most of the rest of this album is better than this track, surprised that RP isn't playing 'Seeds', 'Yer Spring' or 'Welcome' from this album. 

As others have noted,  Ya think they were listening to much Radiohead when they made this record?
"Built with our own two hands"? Do they only have two hands? Maybe that explains the sound.
Put me out of my misery...please.....

The way the singer's voice cracks reminds me of the singer from the Blue Nile (Walk Across the Rooftops, etc.)  I do like it.


for any fans - they're playing a 75 minute set in ottowa soon - taking requests for other songs for their set list besides what's on Seeds via their facebook page.
 azurcher wrote:

That's like saying you hear a bit of a Beatles/Monkees influence in a song.
 

 vandarbar wrote:
Really love everything I've heard from these guys...it somehow touches me.... ( But have only heard their stuff played here...)  
 
same. it is just one of those things that grabbed me right away, to my surprise. that doesn't happen often for me.
 sarahg70 wrote:
I definitely hear a bit of a Radiohead/Coldplay influence here.  
 
That's like saying you hear a bit of a Beatles/Monkees influence in a song.
Is this Dweeb Nite?
First time I've heard this.  Quite nice.  And, a melodic bass line too!  I'll open with a 6.
 Misterfixit wrote:
Too screechy; lead vocal out of his range; vapid.
 
 



Agree I was thinking really bad Dave Matthews. And it's not like there is much good Dave Matthews.
 Stephenater wrote:
His voice reminds me of Jeff Buckley.  Sounds pretty good on first listen.
 
i agree.
Really love everything I've heard from these guys...it somehow touches me.... ( But have only heard their stuff played here...)  
yummy.
Holy crap... Totally thought this was Elbow. My bad. But good tune.

I'll go out and call this an 8.


 Poacher wrote:

But only if that consumer listens to 'mainstream' music. My experience is that there is a great swathe of kids listening to ANYTHING but mainstream. There is a huge following of underground music out there and also they are indeed dipping back into the vast archives of good sounds produced throughout the many decades I have lived through. 

Indeed, my kids often find and bring me music from all kinds of past times. . . as well as getting me to listen to what is going down now.

Its not all bad out there. . . while there is certainly some rubbish being marketed to us right now, there was always rubbish out there. The trick is to keep your ear filters clean. 
 

With Ga Ga and Perry, and the others in that style, what people are buying is not the music really.  They are identifying with the act, buying into a lifestyle.  These acts are mostly performance driven.  I am a big Brian Eno fan, particularly his Ambient music, but I cannot imagine going to see a performance of his.  I don’t even care if I ever do and I would not go out of my way to see one.  The music is all that matters to me, and a lot of Eno's is like computer generated or something, I really do not know.  Rock acts like U2, and Rap, and Heavy Metal, all go for that performance driven style too, to at least some degree.  People, especially youth, identify with these acts.  There is an old cliché in Rock that you can’t get signed to a recording contract once you reach something like 25.  I’d just argue that none of this has anything to do with the important aspects of music.  I think Elvis, Madonna and Michael Jackson had some decent music, but they were legends mainly for their acts, not their music. 


Sounds quite a lot like Elbow which in itself sounds almost like a compliment...unless you find the majority of my Elbow ratings
This is a real good band.
Got their three albums and they're pretty…all so pretty… :) 
His voice reminds me of Jeff Buckley.  Sounds pretty good on first listen.
Too screechy; lead vocal out of his range; vapid.
 
I love this band. Saw them in Australia. If you haven't already, you have to check out this clip of theirs...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYJiT_F2B4c
 Byronape wrote:

I agree here 100%.  I'll never understand the appeal of the Katy Perrys and Lady Gagas of the world.  Heavily autotuned voices, generic music, cookie cutter looks...  it all feeds into the ADHD mentality of today's consumer.  I weep for the next generation.
 
But only if that consumer listens to 'mainstream' music. My experience is that there is a great swathe of kids listening to ANYTHING but mainstream. There is a huge following of underground music out there and also they are indeed dipping back into the vast archives of good sounds produced throughout the many decades I have lived through. 

Indeed, my kids often find and bring me music from all kinds of past times. . . as well as getting me to listen to what is going down now.

Its not all bad out there. . . while there is certainly some rubbish being marketed to us right now, there was always rubbish out there. The trick is to keep your ear filters clean. 
 CamLwalk wrote:
I hear a little Radiohead influence.
 
True enough. I also hear a fair bit of Porcupine Tree influence in the tricksy drums and guitars, and IMO it's no coincidence that this is played close to PT's "Stranger by the minute". Nice, a grower, I think. An initial 7 from the intrigued Nottingham jury.
 rdo wrote:

I recently had the misfortune of listening to a whole John Legend CD.  OMG.  That is an insult.  Bite your tongue.  What horrible things people listen to these days.  Take anything from the 70s radio and it's pretty darn good.  Back then, you had really tough choices to make.  Now, the top 100 albums are dreadful.  I don't think it matters any, nor do I care who sells/buys what.  Marketing is the skill that sells records, and that is a long discussion about how/what to market in music.  Suffice it to say that few talented musicians are doing much marketing anymore.  I think it is very important to state that just because someone markets well, that it does NOT follow that they do not produce quality music.  That is a fallacy.  Great musicians often market quite well, and then the snobs try to tear them down.  Still, the norm now seems to be that some mediocre talents are selling a lot of CDs, and talented musicians are not selling very many any more.  This is a discussion that needs fleshing out.
 
I agree here 100%.  I'll never understand the appeal of the Katy Perrys and Lady Gagas of the world.  Heavily autotuned voices, generic music, cookie cutter looks...  it all feeds into the ADHD mentality of today's consumer.  I weep for the next generation.
I definitely hear a bit of a Radiohead/Coldplay influence here.  
 CamLwalk wrote:
I hear a little Radiohead influence.
 
A little??  :)


 Darlington wrote:


Having teenagers who listen to Satellite Radio in my car will pretty much do the same thing, LOL....
 
The teenager I have can't afford satellite radio, netflix, xbox live, iphone data plan, or the internet for that matter; so I try to force RADIO PARADISE on him whenever possible.  
 rdo wrote:

I recently had the misfortune of listening to a whole John Legend CD.  OMG.  That is an insult.  Bite your tongue.  What horrible things people listen to these days.  Take anything from the 70s radio and it's pretty darn good.  Back then, you had really tough choices to make.  Now, the top 100 albums are dreadful.  I don't think it matters any, nor do I care who sells/buys what.  Marketing is the skill that sells records, and that is a long discussion about how/what to market in music.  Suffice it to say that few talented musicians are doing much marketing anymore.  I think it is very important to state that just because someone markets well, that it does NOT follow that they do not produce quality music.  That is a fallacy.  Great musicians often market quite well, and then the snobs try to tear them down.  Still, the norm now seems to be that some mediocre talents are selling a lot of CDs, and talented musicians are not selling very many any more.  This is a discussion that needs fleshing out.
 

Having teenagers who listen to Satellite Radio in my car will pretty much do the same thing, LOL....
wow. dont hear radiohead at all in the voice. but man, do i love this. i keep upgrading my rating each time i hear it.
Wow, I really thought this was Radiohead
Saw them open for Gomez in Chicago.

Meh. 
Growing on me too...
A little dirge-y for my current mood, but I think this will grow on me.
Quite like it. Thus, the '7'. Good Canadian boys.
Yay! So glad another HR! song is played! Love the lyrics.
Last verse... Ewwww!
 Dancing_banana wrote:
sounds like john legend
 
I recently had the misfortune of listening to a whole John Legend CD.  OMG.  That is an insult.  Bite your tongue.  What horrible things people listen to these days.  Take anything from the 70s radio and it's pretty darn good.  Back then, you had really tough choices to make.  Now, the top 100 albums are dreadful.  I don't think it matters any, nor do I care who sells/buys what.  Marketing is the skill that sells records, and that is a long discussion about how/what to market in music.  Suffice it to say that few talented musicians are doing much marketing anymore.  I think it is very important to state that just because someone markets well, that it does NOT follow that they do not produce quality music.  That is a fallacy.  Great musicians often market quite well, and then the snobs try to tear them down.  Still, the norm now seems to be that some mediocre talents are selling a lot of CDs, and talented musicians are not selling very many any more.  This is a discussion that needs fleshing out.
Almost a drum and bass line going... really cool.
I hear a little Radiohead influence.
sounds like john legend
No comments!  Okay - I will be the first.  I love this album and I love this band.  Go Newfies!!!