All Products
  • All Products
  • Upc/Cat
  • Movies/Tv
  • Actor
  • Studio
  • Title
  • Music
  • Album
  • Artist
  • Artist (Lp Only)
  • Label
  • Song
  • Classical
  • Album
  • Person
  • Work
Advanced Search
Current cart in use:
SHOPPING CART
Shopping Cart ( items)
Title Qty
your cart is empty
Checkout

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Label

Decades

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Studio

Decades

Color

Explore

In Stock

Genre

Format

Artists

Actors

Specialty

Rated

Label

Decades

Tear Back the Night

Tear Back the Night

[CD]

~ Bobby Vacant

Add to cart
CD 
List Price: $13.98
Price: $9.35
You Save: $4.63 (33%)

Product Notes

In 2007, Bobby Vacant (a.k.a. Tom Derungs) began putting his poems to music and sending home-made tapes from Switzerland to Luxotone Records in Chicago. As they arrived, The Weary (a.k.a. Luxotone founder and philosophy editor George Reisch) immediately recognized the deep existential void etched by Vacant's images, words, and haunting melodies. As the album took shape, he joked (with apologies to Liz Phair) that it sounded like a song-by-song response to the novels of Albert Camus. Or the depression-era photographs of Dorothea Lange. Now that the album is done, Tear Back the Night looks straight into the absurdity and loneliness of life in our time. "Dylan's Dead" invokes Nietzsche to update Don McClean about the day the music really died ("You're the one said god is dead/flew a jet right through his head"). The achingly beautiful "Fair Heart" stares deep into love's gashes and wounds ("You say you hurt/The world has left a burn") while "Waveflowers" charts a course through our metaphysical desolation ("Nothing lasts for long, Not stars or sand or sea/But we float on . . ."). Still, Tear Back the Night finds salvation in it's darkness-in the truth of Vacant's deep, reedy baritone, in The Weary's steady, reassuring guitars, and especially in the ever-loving arms of 70's-style orchestrations. Sounding at once fresh and nostalgic-The Moody Blues, Donovan, and Joy Division came up several times during this collaboration-Tear Back the Night will stand out in the expansive but often sterile indie landscape. No mere display of wit or wordcraft, or a mid-life attempt to launch new careers (Derungs and Reisch are in their 40s and have day jobs), Tear Back the Night is simply a compelling and beautiful portrait of contemporary alienation wrought by a talented new songwriter awestruck by the nothingness of it all.

You May Also Like




Page 1 of

    Details

    Artist: Bobby Vacant
    Title: Tear Back the Night
    Genre: Rock
    Release Date: 3/24/2009
    Label: CD Baby
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 5637229364
    UPC: 700261263625
    Item #: CDBY126362
    This product is a special order

    Credits