Little Round Mirrors
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A delicious morsel from one of the best bands to come out of Seattle's indie-rock kitchen. Features the title track from their Kill Rock Stars album "Little By Little", plus the previously unreleased "We Drew The Maps" and three live tracks, including a rousing Bowie cover of "Oh! You Pretty Things".
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First, it should be noted that the one supposed true b-side, "We Drew The Maps", actually features HD's bassist, Aaron Huffman, on lead vocals (The Long Winters' commander John Roderick takes over on bass). I still like the song; its focus on drums and somber style are appealing in their own right, and it's extremely catchy. However, the true gems on this single are the "live" tracks; but in fact, they were not genuinely recorded live. They were recorded in studio, which thus gives them a nice studio feel. "Wrecking Ball" and "Radio Silence"--the two closing tracks from HD's debut album--are fantastic; the cello is as beautiful as ever. I actually prefer the "Wrecking Ball" featured here (now). The other live-in-studio track is a cover of David Bowie's "Oh! You Pretty Things", a concert staple during their last tour. They do it justice and add their own, jolly kick to it...as only Sean Nelson could. And for being a live-in-studio recording, it is surprisingly well-orchestrated. And that, is a staple of Harvey Danger.
Overall, this is a great single, well worth the price it's being offered for. I applaud Harvey Danger for the time they took in, basically, re-recording "Wrecking Ball" and "Radio Silence" and for the nice Bowie cover and for the unconventional b-side. Really, though, all the tracks on this single are true b-sides; the "live" label attributed to some of the songs is not entirely fitting. They all need to be heard. Make sure that if you have obtained Little By Little... (which, of course, features the same "Little Round Mirrors" found here) and enjoyed it, that you take the time to look into the b-sides found here. Hopefully, now, Harvey Danger is here to stay. At least it looks that way.