Wednesday, August 13, 2008
CD Review: Tom Warnick & The World's Fair - May I See Some ID?
Tom Warnick & The World's Fair - May I See Some ID?
2006, Tom Warnick
Tom Warnick & The World's Fair are mainstays of the Brooklyn/Manhattan music scenes. Theirs is an eclectic mix of Americana, rockabilly, surf and country music. May I See Some ID? is an eclectic mix of songs that is truly representative of their overall mojo. They can regularly be found playing clubs/festival/burlesque shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and are known for their live shows.
May I See Some ID? opens with the early sixties flavored Whose Heart. This is one of the catchiest tunes on the album and has definite single potential. A Little Space is a catchy rock tune with witty lyrics, and sounds like They Might Be Giants after they went to a full band. 40 People has an early R.E.M. feel to it, and fits in perfectly with the lo-fi motif that pervades May I See Some ID? Other highlights include the frenetic title track, The Sky Is In Love With You and Kissing Stand.
May I See Some ID? is a fun collection of offbeat tunes with a slightly garage quality to them. Tom Warnick is a singer with an idiosyncratic voice that is perfectly placed in these songs. Tom Warnick & The World's Fair are the sort of band that might not ever conquer the planet, but they will build a small and fiercely loyal following that will keep them eating and paying the bills for the rest of their lives while they get to do what they love: make great music.
Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Tom Warnick & The World’s Fair at www.tomwarnick.com. You can purchase a copy of May I See Some ID? at www.cdbaby.com/cd/warnick2.