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“Tanktop” by Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps

Caroline Smith
Caroline Smith
Caroline Smith performs at KRUI's 2011 Mission Creek Lounge in Public Space One. (Photo by Mari Gunn)

This week, KRUI added Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps’ second full-length album Little Wind to the library. This follow-up to their 2008 release Backyard Tent Set finds Caroline and her band older and wiser. You can hear the miles traveled in Caroline’s voice, and in the distinct bite of her lyrics. Her newfound honesty, at times, gets garbled by lo-fi vocals—like on KRUI’s Track of the Week, “Tanktop.” Yet, at Smith’s most childish and nostalgic moments, her vulnerable thoughts still ring through; on tracks like “Eagle’s Nest” her sound is abundantly crisp and clear, and it cuts like a knife.

Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps will perform at The Mill on Saturday, September 24th at 9 PM. The show is all ages and the cost is $8. The Wandering Bears and Datagun will open.

“Tanktop” – Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps by PlanetaryOnlinePR