Sounds Like: Toad the Wet Sprocket, Counting Crows, Matthew Good
Bio: Imagine if somehow Mark Knopfler, Adam Duritz, Neil Peart, and Michael Stipe could get together and simultaneously impregnate Sarah McLachlan.
Well, no… don’t actually imagine the act itself, or the logistics of the fertilization process, but concentrate more on the strange offspring that would ...See Full Bio
"Caterpillar Daydreams" does pop with a classical feel. The lyrics are a beautiful contrast of ethereal images sung in a musing style that feels like rough velvet. For most of these songs, acoustic guitar notes dance over lush string arrangements. These songs are a mystical experience. The first track, "2:00am," is a dark, crashing, echoed rock sound that feels like something a melancholy Alice Cooper would do. Then we go into “Eggshells,” with its unexpected clarity and honesty that continues through the rest of the CD. The lyrics of "Eggshells" describe creatures of darkness and despair being nurtured by a vision of purity. The keyboards and strings are dreamily perfect for these mystical songs. The band does gear up a bit on "Earth Diving", which actually grows into an acoustic rocker for a brief interlude, with the vocal growing into a frustrated near-yell before the song quiets back down. But for the most part, these songs are beautifully sad.