Release Date: Aug 24, 2004
Record label: Yep Roc
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Alt-Country
With the surf influences and wobbly garage-style edges gradually fading from their musical personality, the Sadies are starting to sound like some unlikely but welcome collaboration between the Clarence White-era Byrds and Moby Grape during one of their periodic twangy moods. Favourite Colours (gotta love the Canadian way with the language) keeps the group's country influences in the forefront, but with a cool and atmospheric cast that lends a moody depth to even the most upbeat songs, not unlike the work of their American compatriots the Volebeats. The interlocked guitars of Dallas Good and Travis Good are in stellar form here, with acrobatic fast pickin' facing off against gloriously sustained bent notes, and the brothers and their partners are singing a great deal more this time out, to fine effect (especially on "Translucent Sparrow," "1000 Cities Falling," and "A Good Flying Day").