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Metrics of Affection

Bombadil

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The smart, clever songwriting of the North Carolina group Bombadil nearly ground to a halt when bassist/pianist Daniel Michalak suffered an unusual nerve injury that made it impossible for him to accomplish daily tasks and, therefore, perform the group's usual 200 nights a year on the road. But with his physical issue on the mend, the group has returned with Metrics of Affection, an album that swings from humorous to poignant, often combining the two in unexpected ways to keep audiences guessing when to laugh, subtly chuckle, or outright cry. By their titles, “Boring Country Song” and “When We Are Both Cats” suggest a lighthearted quality that’s often counterbalanced by lines that cut both ways. “One More Ring” and “Escalators” are more subtly nuanced for the perfect mix. Then there’s “Have Me,” a piano-and-strings composition that shows what happens when Bombadil drops all artifice. When the band chooses to file out, it’s with the swirling piano intensity of “Thank You.”

Customer Reviews

Fantastic Record

A friend of mine introduced me to you guys earlier this year. Since that time I've been eagerly awaiting the release of this album. Born at 5:00 is by far my favorite song here, but the entire record is fantastic. Congratulations

Definitely worth checking out.

You guys deserve completely whatever success may find you following this work.

So good!

Completely original and entertaining.

Fantastic

Original and fresh. Great album!

Biography

Formed: 2005 in Durham, NC

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

In nearly all of their interviews, Durham, North Carolina indie combo Bombadil claim that their conceptual starting point is the folk music of Bolivia, last heard on the U.S. pop charts approximately never. (Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor Pasa [If I Could]" was based on a folk song from Peru, one country over, but that's as close as it gets.) But before one gets nightmarish visions of a South American version of Vampire Weekend's wholesale rip-off of various African musical styles, the band's...
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