Clem Snide has always been a bit on the down side of musical conversation, never quite making it into the spotlight. However, a couple of weeks ago I grabbed their latest release and in a fleeting conversation with Tony, we agreed that they definitely deserve a post. They are known for country-influenced indie rock jams that are accompanied with the witty lyricism of Eef Barzelay. The guy is really a perfect example of an amazing songwriter in that on one track such as Denver, he can make you cry and on the next track, let's say I Got High, he talks about smoking with a Sufjan Stevens fan. Clem Snide has been around for a while and I wouldn't say that The Meat of Life is as good as as 2000's Your Favorite Music or my personal favorite, The Ghost of Fashion but granted they almost broke up after their previous effort in 2008, I think its still a great listen and I'm looking forward to see what they can bring in the next couple of years.
You guys can chew on this monster which features Andrew Bird on the whistles about half way through.