Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Meeks Family debuts with Thirty One Years of Lullaby

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click to enlarge NO DEPRESSION: Thirty One Years of Lullaby
  • NO DEPRESSION: Thirty One Years of Lullaby

Brooks Meeks has a gift for wrapping sentiment in a few simple words that resonate far beyond the surface. Thirty One Years of Lullaby is Meeks' solo debut following the 2007 breakup of his dour Atlanta indie-rock outfit the Close. In every way, the record embraces the emotional letdown that goes along with the death of a band as well as a dream.

For as long as Meeks can remember, he banked on spending his life on the road. But as adulthood approached, success wasn't materializing for the Close so he abandoned the romantic notions of surviving solely on playing music. "Thirty One Years of Lullaby is my response to having put my whole life into music and then deciding not to tour anymore," he says. "It's the biggest sense of heartbreak that I have ever felt."

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