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The Long Winters

When I Pretend to Fall
bark31: The Long Winters / When I Pretend To Fall
bark31   CD / DIGITAL Barsuk Records   May 2003
    • Blue Diamonds
  1. Scared Straight
  2. Shapes
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Bride And Bridle
  5. Blanket Hog
  6. It'll Be A Breeze
    • Stupid
  7. Prom Night At Hater High
  8. New Girl
  9. The Sound Of Coming Down
  10. Nora

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The digital-only expanded edition is out now at digital retailers everywhere!

  1. She Said It To Me Straight Out (Demo)
  2. Blanket Hog (Demo)
  3. Cinnamon (Live At The Crocodile)
  4. Scared Straight (Live At The Crocodile)
  5. New Girl (Live At The Crocodile)

John Roderick had already established himself as one of the best young American songwriters around, based on the strength of The Long Winters' debut record, by the time When I Pretend To Fall came out. On their second album the band ups the ante and delivers an astounding collection of tracks, chilling in its unrelenting excellence. Co-produced by Roderick, Ken Stringfellow (Posies, Big Star), and Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), When I Pretend to Fall features guest appearances by Peter Buck (REM), Scott McCaughey (Minus 5), Sean Ripple (American Analog Set), and many others.

John Roderick (i.e. The Long Winters) is one of America's most underrated songwriters and his latest CD, When I Pretend To Fall, is the proof.
Harp Magazine


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CD US$12
FLAC download (orig album) US$12
MP3 download (orig album) US$10


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