For Aubrey, as a basketball coach, she thinks of LIT meaning the Louisville Invitational Tournament, but they weren’t invited this weekend (bitter). So LIT LISTEN it is. This episode: Frederick The Younger’s album Human Child. Because Louisville is such a small, weird little place where everyone knows everyone, we invited our friend Beaver (who happens to be Jenni’s coworker) for the listening experience.
Aub: Peeps love this though.
Beaver: This could be used in a Quentin Tarantino film. Very fucking cool.
Britt: Have my winds changed? I hope after 2016 that they have. Also WFPK has been playing with the shit outta this song and I love it. Also just watched our entire living room bob their head at the same time.
Aub: This is different. Who do you think you are?… I seem to think that often.
Britt: I really love Jenni’s voice. Tell me tell me tell me, bae.
Beaver: Enjoying the nod to 2000’s alt rock.
“Leaves Are Gone”
Aub: This is easy listening. Like, I’m interested the whole time.
Britt: I’m thinking of the seasons tattoo I want to get. And living on the cusp? I wish I could do that more.
Beaver: November 8, 2016 — the leaves are gone.
Beaver: After a fun, poppy start we are slowing it down and getting chill.
Aub: The pace changes are intense, can I handle this?
“Not That Kind of Girl”
Beaver: The curtain behind the American Dream is lifted
Britt: Fitting intro for the moment
Aub: This ending is the kind of trippy thing I need right now.
Beaver: Doo-Wop is back and better than ever. They should make this a single.
“Lioness Part 1 & 2”
Aub: I’m predicting a stark difference between part 1 & 2. YUP. Talking about training your heart. Hell no.
Beaver: Haunted House vibes? Dueling singers, dueling songs.
“Things Are Just Things”
Britt: I’m in agreement with the title already. The motto of every minimalist right now.
Aub: Why am I getting Rocky Horror images in my head? But then hopeful and real.
Beaver: This album is structured like a classic trilogy…. looking foward to act three.
Beaver: This opens up with some optimism, like Return of The Jedi. I really enjoy their duets, definitely a strength.
Aub: The keys are tight.
“You Take Your Time”
Aub: Lil’ give and take. A little relationship insight, maybe.
Britt: “If you rush you fall behind. You should take your time”…this should be my mantra when I’m running late to things. Which is all the time.
Aub: I like how bare this is. Jenni’s voice sounds so strong and confident.
Beaver: Title track at #11? An anti-love song to Trump’s Twitter account?
“Nice Day For a Walk”
Aub: This sounds really nice as I sit here bundled up watching it snow.
Britt: That nice day was on Wednesday. Damn, for a Friday night “change is harder than you thought” is pretty deep.
Beaver: This trilogy arc ends with this? We all go our separate ways but value our time together.
And hey! Spread the word to your friends who don’t live in Louisville – FTY will be touring around over the next couple of months. Let’s pack those shows yall.
2/03 – Louisville, KY – Headliners (album release show)
2/23 – Chicago, IL – Elbo Room
3/02 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR
3/04 – Neenah, WI – Short Branch Saloon
3/23 – Knoxville, TN – Barley’s
3/30 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
3/31 – Grand Rapids, MI – Mulligan’s Pub
4/07 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
4/08 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s