Audubon Park

Teenage Horses

by Andrew Vietze

11 April 2007

 

You have to imagine that David Nahm has a pretty big record collection. The debut record by the UNC law student’s band, Audubon Park, is hard to pin down it’s so musically diverse. The first song, “Winter Gala (Jesus Wasn’t a Doctor Either)” is a pretty acoustic ditty that will make your noise-fearing girlfriend perk up her ears and say, “This is nice.” By song number four, “Ghost City”, with the band spiraling into a noisy guitar freakout, she’ll be begging you to turn it off. (Based on a true story.) Nahm and his bandmates—Matt Kalb (LA Weekend, Hotel Motel, V Sirin), Ben Spiker (Weavexx, EC), and one-half of the Nein in Finn Cohen, and Robert Biggers—have absorbed all sorts of the indie rock canon and have written their own fine opus to be added to it. You can hear Pavement, the Violent Femmes, Archers of Loaf, and a zillion other ghosts from college rock past and present all mixed up with a sense of fun. (Nahm is also a sometime comedian.) But despite all of the goofing you imagine these guys doing, Nahm obviously takes music seriously and he’s a first-rate lyricist, capturing the confusion and joy of youth. Good stuff.

Teenage Horses

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