"Days Come and Go" by Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck

December 04. 2012 | By Collin Welbon

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Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck
Days Come and Go
[Blow Up Records]

After taking the indie rock DIY route in creating their 2008 debut album, Days Come and Go, and having Blow Up Records bring them on board shortly afterwards, Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck is reissuing their freshman musical venture with 3 new twee tracks added to the list. Fittingly, Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck is named after the title of a book of poems by Charles Bukowski, and in the vein of Bukowski’s poetry from that collection, the songs on Days Come and Go capture the essence of life by reflecting on the pain, the hate, the love, and the beauty.

On their new single, “Leaving for a Day,” singer Joakim wonders if “…it can be as easy as, leaving for a day to leave all of your troubles behind,” which he follows up by suggesting to “open up the window and just let them out. Don’t tuck them away, or treat them like they’re your pet hamster.” Great advice! Their lyrics are poignant, but by wrapping them around their pop sensibility and catchy melodies, it’s easier to dance the night away than drink away your sorrows. The “8-piece pop orchestra” is not necessarily breaking new ground or foraging through a music genre that has been barely tapped, but they are doing a damn good job of throwing caution to the wind and creating chamber pop straight outta Ängelholm, Sweden.

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