Picked up Sally Crewe's latest album, Shortly After Take-Off
, in New York this past weekend (no one seems to have it in stock up here in Canadia). Like her first album (Drive it Like You Stole It
), her songs are still pure little rock/pop gems, with none of the songs really exceeding 3 minutes in length. The production by Jim Eno (of Spoon) certainly helps bring every song into amazingly sharp focus.
Sally Crewe has an absolute love for cars and travelling in general, and I'd wager that at least 50% of the songs are either set in, are about, or have some other connection to cars (and as the title of this new album suggests, the other half of the album is about airplanes and airports). Still, beyond her obvious superficial attraction to cars and travel, the album is also very much about relationships, the beginning and end of them, and how travel can often play a significant role in thm as well.
But for me, it's a great driving record, pure and simple. Just pop it into your car and just drive.
The Sudden Moves official website
(contains MP3 samples on the Audio/Video page)