The Rosebuds Play Friday Night at The Parish
Raleigh, North Carolina duo The Rosebuds has an impressive catalogue, five albums total including their latest release, Loud Planes Fly Low. And on each one, they’ve consistently shown this incredible diversity of musical styles. You could never really predict where they’d go next. From pop, to indie rock, even dance tunes – the boundaries are tossed aside. Each album was simply a brilliant collection of songs with dynamic versatility.
Loud Planes Fly Low is another charmer indeed, although slightly more mellow, airy and melancholy. Songwriters Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp had separated in 2008, undoubtedly creating some tension that kept them from the studio for awhile. Some reviews have suggested the mood on the album is darker and the tracks not as accessible. On the contrary, rising above the fray to continue writing together has given Howard and Crisp a sort of new outlook. These are probably some of their best songs to date.