Laswell released a new full album, "Take a Bow" on May 4, 2010. All 12 new tracks were recorded in a studio in a cabin outside Flagstaff, AZ. "Perhaps the biggest difference with this album", observes Greg Laswell of his new Take a Bow, "is that I'm not miserable." Laswell also chimes in on the album stating, "I could not be more excited about how it turned out. The tracks where he let's it all hang out sonically as well as verbally are perhaps the album's most interesting moments. "Come Clean, " for example, shifts between a soulful moan with simple electric piano accompaniment, and a savage, pounding, rifftastic section that could have fallen off of some alt metal album. "Around the Bend, " the album's arguable peak, starts off with the pedal to the metal, kicking into a huge, orchestral rock progression that wouldn't alienate Godspeed You Black Emperor! fans, before moving into smooth, subtle, Brit-pop-esque passages that eventually lead back towards the abyss. This song's lyrics reveal more than a little about Laswell's modus operandi, too. "Play the song without the hook in the third line, " he sings, "so I can forget it easily, like I wish I could forget you." You just know that the poor guy knows damn well neither of those things is going to happen.
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