Bury Me in My Rings
Release Date : May 17, 2011
Available viaÂ iTunes
After taking a five-year break from music, Blake Sennett, the dude from Rilo Kiley and the boy you loved to hate on that show from our formative years, Boy Meets World, Joseph â€œJoey the Ratâ€ Epstein (and he played Ronnie Pinsky on Salute Your Shorts), is back with a new album from his solo project, The Elected.
Bury Me in My Rings, the third full-length release by The Elected, is a fun jaunt through mid-century West Coast rock. The pop album is layered with soulful harmonies, like on the late-â€˜70s-era Rolling Stones inspired â€œBabyface,” and relaxing trips to island escapes, with â€œTrip Round the Worldâ€ that brings back the unique sound of the ukulele. Then thereâ€™s the David Bowie-esque â€œGo For The Throat,â€ which could totally become a personal anthem (and itâ€™s already on repeat).
With simple drums, a grooving bass, and catchy lyrics, Bury Me in My Rings is an uncomplicated, yet refined album that just makes you smile and bop your head. Itâ€™s a feel good listen for the summerâ€”a great album for lounging by the pool, driving along the coast, or just chilling.
A side note: four out of the 12 songs are titled after their respective first lines; at least youâ€™ll always know what song you are listening while shuffling through tracks on your iPod.