Wednesday, October 31, 2007


David Crane - front man for the lo-fi Seattle-based Boat - uses songwriting as an emotional outlet. The "music helps me filter out the feelings that I can't get out any other way. It is an outlet for my brain," he told music blog You Aint No Picasso.

Lyrically, his songs are narrative, and based on "personal stories"; this sentimental association makes it easier for him to remember the words. Crane still keeps details at a distance, which is a good thing, when it comes to fans who like to scrutinize the esoteric.

Boat's summer release of the lo-fi sophomore LP Let's Drag Our Feet maintains variety and a good indie-pop pace throughout. The sound has been compared to a eclectic list of bands. And Crane's vocals have been compared to Spencer Krug, which invites a comparison to Isaac Brock. In the midst of all comparisons, one song in particular may cause a disruption in the work flow of the stereotyping department - The Ferocious Sounds of Lobsters and Snakes.

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