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Hesitation Eyes


Download links and information about Hesitation Eyes by The Foxymorons. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 43:05 minutes.

Artist: The Foxymorons
Release date: 2005
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 43:05
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No. Title Length
1. Harvard Hands 4:34
2. Just Because 3:28
3. I'm Still In Love 2:55
4. The Lazy Librarian's Son 4:45
5. This Heart of Mine 4:38
6. Terror On the Tarmac 2:46
7. Between the Lines 2:38
8. Bending Back 3:50
9. Pistol By Your Side 2:21
10. Everything Changes 3:53
11. Are You Tired? 1:52
12. Hesitation Eyes 3:02
13. What You're Waiting For 2:23



The Big Star/Lemonheads references are likely to continue on Foxymorons' third release. Four years after the duo's well-received Rodeo City album, Hesitation Eyes continues in the indie pop vein they excel at. The multi-talented twosome of David Dewese and Jerry James plays all the instruments except for occasional drums, but the album doesn't feel excessively overdubbed, even though it was created by mailing the tunes between the members. Neither musician is given credit for any particular sound or even vocal, but that just adds to the group's mystique. Regardless, this is a subtle gem, filled with lovely, easygoing tunes that never pander to lowest common denominator hooks. This lets the songs breathe with an airy yet compressed heartbeat. Echoes of the Beach Boys (especially on the breezy "The Lazy Librarian's Son"), the Velvet Underground's third album, and Jonathan Richman's offbeat childish innocence pervade the project, even while the group forges its distinctive sound. Banjo, stun-guitar, simplistic keyboards and sunshiny harmonies float between the notes, often obscuring the witty and offbeat words. But after a few listens, the generally deadpan vocals and even-tempered melodies make it easy to latch on to the duo's concept of obscuring the lyrics' darker characteristics under lighthearted but never simplistic melodies. The power pop of Matthew Sweet and the Records is also a touchstone, especially on the propulsive title track, as these songs float rather than sting. When the shimmering "Everything Changes" appears, nearly buried at track ten, you realize how deep this album is. The flow is slightly derailed when the last two-and-a-half minutes of "Are You Tired" shifts to unnecessary sound effects of a train leaving a station followed by traffic and crowd noises that last way too long. Yet, like the best pop, each chorus grabs on and won't let go, rerunning itself in your mind like unforgettable lines of a classic movie. This makes Hesitation Eyes a beautifully crafted, humble treasure that deserves a wider audience than it is likely to get due to its indie label status.