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How I Came To Cry These Tears Of Cool

by Colin Spring

Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joe McCarthy Is Sweeping Off His Grave
3:56 $0.99
2. Does She Still?
4:28 $0.99
3. Lover, There's A Light On
4:35 $0.99
4. Give My Regrets To Broadway
3:51 $0.99
5. November
4:22 $0.99
6. Let's Burn The Guitars
4:27 $0.99
7. Chinatown
4:24 $0.99
8. Life Out On The Fringe
4:33 $0.99
9. Culiacan
5:17 $0.99
10. Rosa,Rosa From Barcelona
4:21 $0.99
11. Sistine Chapel Ceiling
4:30 $0.99
12. Fresh Kill In Nowhereville
6:22 $0.99
13. Bonus Track Artis the Spoonman Mix
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Album Notes
Note* The original pressing of this album has sold out. The new pressing includes the original manufactured disc in a slim line jewel case with a color copied cover. It is being offered at a reduced price.

Artist and Album Information

"Tears Of Cool" features Mark Pickerel (Screaming Trees), Jim Sangster (Young Fresh Fellows), Carla Torgerson (Walkabouts), Anne Marie Ruljancich (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter), Kevin Suggs (Shins, Brandi Carlile) and Artis The Spoonman (of the Soundgarden song). It was produced by Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, Briefs, Smoosh, Posies).

Dashboard Tallies, Pedestrian Kills (1998)
Meet The Sea…Or Be Washed Up (2000)
Cancion del Pollo w/ The Band That Murdered Silence(Dec 2004)
How I Came To Cry These Tears of Cool (Fall of 2005)
Highballs For The Lowbrow (2010)

Press Reviews
♠Top 12 DIY Albums Performing Songwriter March 2006
♠Paste Recommends…..«««1/2!-Paste MagazineFebruary 2006
♠Balancing folk-rock intelligence and indie rock swagger, Colin Spring blossoms on his fourth album…a master of heartfelt story-songs in the tradition of vintage Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.-All Music Guide John D. Luerssen (author River Edge, The Weezer Story)
♠…the kind of tunes that make other songwriters look as if they've acquired language by mistake-November 2005 The Oregonian
♠Spring's exceptional storytelling skills and captivating lyrics keep the listener enthralled…vivid, emotional narratives never fail to leave one contented-November 2005 The Big Takeover
♠Spring lands in the company of the most important talents this town (Seattle) has produced in
recent years...Meet the Sea is the best album since Modest Mouses' second release -The Stranger
♠Spring's enormously insightful, heartfelt lyrics, which he sings in a narrative, Dylan-like vocal style, that constantly keep the listener absorbed. With nary a weak moment, this excellent LP(Cancion del Pollo) ranks among the most pleasant surprises of the year. -May 2005 The Big Takeover
♠Colin Spring understands the romance of a dirty kiss, the pathos of a sidewalk full of bandy-legged
drunks. -Everett True-music journalist/Melody Maker/author The White Stripes: and The Sound of Mutant Blues and Live Through This: American Rock In The Nineties



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Bobby Malvestuto

a complete original! Restore your faith in folk songwriting. Buy this record.
Excellent recording. Colin Spring has offered us a huge gift! Fine musicianship compliment these well crafted, and lyrically astounding songs.

Dan Craig- President-Yakima Folklife Association

People need to know about this guy !!
"How I Came to Cry These Tears of Cool" is the album of the year and Colin Spring is the most unheralded American
songwriter that I've heard. Many of his songs recall early Neil Young ,Bruce Springsteen John Prine and even Bob Dylan. With characters like the cross-dresser in "Rosa Rosa from Barcelona", to the immigrants of "Chinatown" or
the broken narrator of "November", Colin Spring shares his
songs in the form of complex narratives that leave little
to the listener's imagination. He crafts tales of love, loss, and redemption that can not only be heard, but tasted
and touched as well. All the while, avoiding the pitfalls
of the "look at my pain" emo set. He is a rare voice on
the American music scene,with few peers. "November" is
arguably the song of the year and "HICTCTTOC" is a masterpiece. Five and a half stars !!!

Oliver Jones

You've Heard Senor Before?
Seldom can someone haunt you with a song the way Bob Dylan can. I'm not talking about Times They Are A-Changin. If that's all you know about Bob, then you missed his good stuff. Try Senor, or Things Have Changed. They make you love your woman and hate our president, with intellect and with passion.

Try Colin if you miss Bob's better years. Colin's raspy voice is a strength; his music's simplicity is an art; his words make you laugh they're so f-ing cool.

Frank Andrews

Outstanding Record !
This is a very well balanced album. Folk and kind of this
indie rock flavor. Spring is an excellent lyricist with a
special gift for giving voice to the marginilized segment
of our society. Joe McCarthy is the sizzling opener and the
album just kind of blossoms from there. I found Chinatown
particularly moving. November as well. This is an excellent
story songwriter. There are not a lot of flashy production
gimmicks on this effort,which is in a way kind of refreshing.

Tara Breitenbucher

His words will keep you alive when nothing else does
Colin’s music is the sound of our most nostalgic moments collectively encasing our soul, to etch into it words that guide us through the mournings of what we’ve lost behind us. This album calls for escaping and then allows us. It builds a rocky sailboat for our saddest days to float on. It gives witness to what is beautiful and true in what we remember, miss, and can’t help but be.