Among my favorites, I have to say "Nightingale" comes first, at the bottom of the first valley of the album. A simple arrangement complements Juanita's haunting voice telling the story of a sad bird with broken wings whose love has flown away. Dark, steady, telling a story of loves lost, she sings of what would again make things alright.
And "Golden Web", through the imagery of being hunted by a liar as a spider, somehow wrapped itself around my brain. First bitten and snared, the prey has nowhere to run. "You trapped me / with your money / then you spun your web / all around me..." Something tells me someone in the band has had some bad relationships along the way to making this record.
Be sure to take a listen to Howling Bells' Radio Wars. Like in "Golden Web", I was snared by their music and hope for more soon. For more information about the group, be sure to check out their website and their MySpace page. This is a band I hope to hear much more from in the future.