LAJ, DANY & THE LOOKS

TEN EASY PIECES (RUM BAR)

LAJ, DANY & THE LOOKS - TEN EASY PIECES 148769
Format:
1 CD
Release:
19.11.2021
Label:
RUM BAR
Kat.-Nr.:
148769
Barcode:
0732068312527
FFO: Paul Collins Beat, The Plimsouls, The BoDeans, Cub, Redd Kross, The Smugglers, Neko Case. The past two years has seen Laj spending quite a bit of time with his 4 track recorder writing a big collection of songs, re-working old ones, and even trying his hand at covering songs by Canadian artists he loves.

"I think I had about 38 songs that I presented to our manager Eric with all kinds of stylings, I remember finally saying 'okay, that's the record' and felt bad 'cause I had bombarded his hard drive with like a million different mixes and so on.

Sorry dude." In comes Ten Easy Pieces, his most focused effort yet. After demoing and having more than three records worth of material, Laj eventually got together with his lifelong mate/longtime bassist Jeanette Dowling and drummer Dusty Campbell and started recording the latest Looks effort.

"It's an interesting collection of songs for me, some of these songs I had written as early as 2003.

Don't Keep Me Guessin' was written in 2011 after I had met Jeanette Dowling and we started hanging out.

Who's Pickin' On You is a song by John Borra, who I spent countless hours watching play every Sunday at the Communist's Daughter when I lived in Toronto.

Some of them represent some of the feelings that I wasn't able to comfortably let out till recently," Laj continues.

All in all this is a collection of 12 songs called Ten Easy Pieces. Why 12 songs then? "Why are you so concerned? We simply just gave you two bonus tracks 'cause we love you." "Don't Keep Me Guessin'" was a ne choice for lead single because every time I play it, I end up listening to it four or ve times.

One play always leaves me wanting more!" - Lord Rutledge // "Combine all of the best ingredients of Power Pop into a 60's Blender in the Garage and press repeat." - "Boris" Boden (aka The Secret Weapon on Woody Radio).
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SMILE
  • 1.2. YOU & ME
  • 1.3. DON'T KEEP ME GUESSIN'
  • 1.4. PICK IT UP
  • 1.5. I PLAY GUITAR
  • 1.6. PAINTING MY FACE
  • 1.7. TILL JOCKEY'S LAMENT
  • 1.8. ONE MORE HOLE
  • 1.9. IN OTHER WORDS
  • 1.10. SMOKE IN THE SUN
  • 1.11. WHO'S PICKING ON YOU
  • 1.12. WANTED TO BE LOVED
  • 1.13. LEFT RIGHT TO ONE
  • 1.14. HOLD FOR LOVE
  • 1.15. DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
  • 1.16. MY HEAD
  • 1.17. SWEET PRETENDER