Homespun: Leadville, Time Kills
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviewed the Leadville's CD, Time Kills. He had this to say:
On the band's first album, Time Kills, singer and guitarist Tom Buescher gives his narrators enough detachment to keenly observe their situations, but he grounds their musings with humility, bemusement and good humor. Even when his vocals strain against their upper limits and come off as a little reedy and flat, Buescher's conviction more than makes up the difference. Opening track "Wheels" begins with a sweetly ragged fiddle line that explodes into a hand-clapping, foot-stomping sing-along. Elsewhere on Time Kills, it's not hard to hear the influence of the Replacements, whose "sadly beautiful" dynamic pops up on songs such as "The Damp" and "Pretty Little Songs."