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Poison Arrows

by Raise Up Roof Beams

Poison Arrows, Roof Beams' third LP, is musically influenced by Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Beirut, and is lyrically rich as a discussion on adulthood, cynicism, and strength through togetherness.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dinosaur
Roof Beams
4:57 $0.99
2. New City
Roof Beams
4:30 $0.99
3. We've Got Each Other
Roof Beams
3:22 $0.99
4. Ash Wednesday
Roof Beams
4:44 $0.99
5. Diaspora
Roof Beams
1:41 $0.99
6. Hurricane
Roof Beams
4:12 $0.99
7. Drunk Dreams
Roof Beams
4:31 $0.99
8. Burn It Off
Roof Beams
4:10 $0.99
9. Tame
Roof Beams
3:20 $0.99
10. Sensation
Roof Beams
3:40 $0.99
11. Never Tire
Roof Beams
4:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
Roof Beams: Nathan Robinson, Justin Arawjo, Alan Carroll, Kelly Musser, Josh Dean

All lyrics by Nathan Robinson and music by Roof Beams. Recorded, engineered, and mixed in Carlisle and Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD in 2011 and 2012 by Josh Dean of Murderboats Music Recording. Additional recording by Ethan S. Brown in Nashville, TN. Trumpet by Tyler James. Mastered by Mike Bridavsky of Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN.


"An emotionally moving song can work in any style and enough of these songs capture the interest of the toe-tapping music fan in me, as well as the guy who wants to hear the story or the poetry."
-David Hintz, "Folk World"

"Unsurprisingly given their J.D. Salinger-inspired name, Raise Up Roof Beams has a literary bent, matching ramshackle country-rock-folk-whatever tunes to earnest words that range from wistful to sardonic." - Washington City Paper



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A Wonderfully Honest and Emotional Record
As the world of jangly Americana gets more and more crowded, it has become increasingly difficult to weed out those who simply add in as many instruments as possible from those worth listening to. I assure you, Roof Beams fall into the latter category. There's a raw energy emanating from these guys typically heard from only the best rock and punk bands.
My favorite songs (but listen to the whole thing now!): Dinosaur, Diaspora, Hurricane