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Album Thu Dec 17 2009

Keep Careful

l_68481c82365c6565961a6a7fefd29f03.jpgThe new album from Indiana's Sam Vicari is a perfect example of how long someone can wait to see their dreams come true. The album was recorded by Mike Lust at Chicago's Phantom Manor way back in January 2009, and a full year late on January 19th he will release Keep Careful. So what has a year of waiting and some skillful mastery at Joyride amounted to? Keep Careful is a throwback album of sorts to what music sounded like in this city 10 to 15 years ago. It reminds me of Smoking Popes or Catherine or maybe Certain Distant Suns. Maybe it's Sam's tenor tones or his aggressive guitar, but regardless his songwriting is what shines through. It's slacker rock with melodic lyrics that will have you singing along. Sam has been playing shows around the city for the last four years so it is only fitting the his record release show will be held here as well.

Sam will celebrate the release of Keep Careful at Cal's Bar on January 22nd.

 
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Sara / December 17, 2009 5:01 PM

WAY TO GO SAM!!!

Dewey Jack / December 17, 2009 8:56 PM

It seems like one of these songs has already been used in a movie soundtrack. Can anyone confirm? Excellent music, and one of the more refreshing albums in a long time

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