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3/15/2007

the tender few - Based in San Francisco with a satellite office in Brooklyn, The Tender Few hope to dry the tears of the American Indie Hipster with a handkerchief woven from distortion pedals monogrammed in red the letters LOL. Because, deep down, we're all looking for lots of laughs.  
See Me Sigh
Genre: Indie
Weighted Rating: [34 Votes, 3.17 Stars]
Views: 3,952
Featured Review
unklesam [3/15/2007 2:30:48 PM EST]
Score: +16
Rated 1.5 stars
nope dont get the appeal, over some stuff, it's glossy but not all that in MHO
it's just 2nd stage material to me
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Liner Notes
WILLBMUSIC [6/13/2007 1:24:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
its CHONG!
pechkin [3/31/2007 3:47:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
sounds like an honest song, even if a bit VU and not terribly original but who cares it's working class rock!
razorback_mac [3/16/2007 5:35:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
the rhythm guitar would make keith richards proud. the verses are clever enough to make me want to hear the chorus. and i think the payoff is the chorus - it is joyous. excellent use of back up singers - probably because the singer doesn't have that great of a voice - but, as dave berman says, "all my favorite singers can't sing". The lyrics are over the top, but i really dig the groove on this.
itchybrother [3/16/2007 1:06:49 PM EST]
Score: +0
I played this a few times this morning whilst reading the comments. I came back again to play it and I realized I can't remember any bit of how it goes.
tender_few (song submitter) [3/16/2007 9:13:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
A few folks think the lead guitar was direct. uhm...no way. through a big muff then through an early 70's fender deluxe. i just had to mention that. The Feelies can pull off going direct with everything (Crazy Rhythms - excellent record) but we would never try such foolishness.
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [3/16/2007 7:11:19 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Its funny how some folks who can be so quick to yell "derivative" are the same who demand that a song sound more like something or other. Regardless of person or perspective, I think the lyrics are great. I don't abhor you, I will reward you. Uh, never mind. Still, I could put this on loop play and not be bugged by it for at least a half hour. Its just got a nice easy feel. The lyrics seem to express sweet sentiments and suit the song as long as you don't analyze too deep.
pleen [3/15/2007 11:57:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
I really like the lead guitar part but not as much as the bass and keyboards. :)
spiffjackson [3/15/2007 11:42:29 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
the vocals seem a little flat in enough places to make the song hard to listen to. The lead guitar riff should be flung out of a good marshall, or fender amp, instead of direct. As of now it sounds too disconnected from the rest of the song. over all it's good for the type of music it is, but It comes a little weak and doesn't stay in key consistantly enough to draw more than a star and a half out of me. Keep doin what you do guys.
tender_few (song submitter) [3/15/2007 10:49:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Hi Red Fizz! I'm in the band. Thank you for your time and your thoughts. A couple of my favorite red fizzer's are: joemudge4! if just for your name if nothing else. Unklesam for clarifying his dissatisfaction! thanks! coco88 for absolutely hitting the nail on the head for getting the "endearing/creepy' vibe and for Nationwide! who I'm a fan of and was flattered by the comment. Thanks again, and remember to always "rock it up and shake it out" -
Mr. Bratty [3/15/2007 9:44:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
joemudge4 [3/15/2007 9:30:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
Mudge: (muj) n. a movement; a stir; also a rumor.




aaronlife [3/15/2007 9:12:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
wait an hour, then see if you can humm it, that's the test, i can't remember it at all, but when it plays, it's enjoyable.
coco88 [3/15/2007 9:02:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
oh, duh! thank you guys! i thought "mudge" was a hip musical term that meant something was forgettable or muddy or like sludge, hard to get through. i get it, not a noun, and should not become one, as this song is not unforgettable for me.
Mr. Bratty [3/15/2007 8:58:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
i don't believe he meant to use the word mudge as a noun.
singmetofire [3/15/2007 8:58:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
coco:


joemudge4 [31 minutes ago]
Score: +0 [yay] [boo]
not my thing, its done well, but I think it super boring and easy to forget
singmetofire [3/15/2007 8:57:32 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
see sams comment.
coco88 [3/15/2007 8:57:26 PM EST]
Score: +0
What is "mudge"?
aaronlife [3/15/2007 8:54:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
it's true mudge, i can't remember it and i've listened a lot today.
unklesam [3/15/2007 8:38:34 PM EST]
Score: +0
actually my comment is pretty lame, the direct input for the guitars sounds off, the vocals seem to have a phase, but it is cleverly written and all that, but maybe cut and pasted cookie cutter formula music. Sorry I feel bad but.. there's tons of praise below. Read on.
joemudge4 [3/15/2007 8:26:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
not my thing, its done well, but I think it super boring and easy to forget
turg2323 [3/15/2007 8:21:22 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
This song is superb in every respect, but I think what really makes it stand out is its originality, which is clearly frustrating some folks here. For the most part, the right names are being dropped and the right comparisons are being made. But what can't be denied is that it's coming from a band with exceptional honesty, integrity and talent. p.s. The drums are too low in the mix, but the steady, slowhand beat he or she is holding down is the solid foundation upon which all else is laid. p.p.s. This would be a good song to lay to.
Mr. Bratty [3/15/2007 7:25:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
this is one of my favoritest redfizz tunes ever!
aaronlife [3/15/2007 7:17:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
yeah, the girl vocals are best part, kind of reminds me of blondie rip her to shreds or something like that... i think this song's potential hasn't been tapped yet, it's going for classic, i'd let it evolve...
Mr. Bratty [3/15/2007 7:16:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
socks socks socks socks, socks socks socks, socks socks socks socks, chicken pox. autotune.
miss_braniff_air [3/15/2007 7:12:49 PM EST]
Score: -10
Uhmm..DmitryPatricks...you're comparing the tender few to mike and the mechanics? Sounds like you've been riding the trans siberian express for too long. Anyway, any band that would write about "a dance floor of love" probably would take that as a compliment.
DmitryPatricks [3/15/2007 6:59:08 PM EST]
Score: -1
There's a rule in rock: songs over 2.41 have to earn every second. Any songs below that mark do not justify anything. They are immune to all negativity. So criticism -- over irony, lack of irony, sleaziness, over-earnestness -- in SMS is unfounded! It might be worth pointing out that no one has before asked someone to see them sigh then cry, IN SUCESSION, before. Ever. (However, I didn't get the second Mike & the Mechanics record -- maybe Paul Carrack slipped something in about it there...) This would be a great song to [insert something here, such as:

* stitch a button to
* fold pants to
* feed a bunny to
* face someone to]

qualcomm [3/15/2007 6:12:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
i guess "dance floor of love" is probably enough for me to guess that there's some irony here.
qualcomm [3/15/2007 6:09:13 PM EST]
Score: +0
well i would not "not make the lyrics "sleazier," as qualcomm suggests." but seriously, while the lameness of the lyrics may be knowing/ironic, they may not be. i don't really have any reason to assume they are without hearing other stuff by these fellas.
sedrite [3/15/2007 5:54:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
tell em coco.
coco88 [3/15/2007 5:53:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
Wouldn't this be a good song to strip too?
coco88 [3/15/2007 5:52:47 PM EST]
Score: +1
Rated 4 stars
I would not make the lyrics "sleazier," as qualcomm suggests, nor do I think cliche is particularly problematic for this song, so calm down Miss Braniff Air. Isn't part of the message that this guy is a cliche, a schlocky rocker trying to woo a girl in an endearing yet creepy way? The fact that I can't decide if the "you" in the song--the girl-- should get a restraing order against him or marry him is the tension I like. So I can feel undone by the lyrics and satisfied by the music because, I guess, it is on the beat and not behind it. Ulitimatley, a white guy grinding and sighing on the dance floor is pretty #@&%!ing sleazy, sweetly optimistic, and probably, yes, not so much groovy as rocking...like this song.
bosstone [3/15/2007 5:45:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Really like the Velvet Undergroundy guitar, really like the oddness of the female vocals in the call-and-response part, but I'm knocking off a point because you misspelled "abhor" in your lyrics sheet. Can't help myself.
chickadee [3/15/2007 5:39:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Punk it up with a little more attitude in the vocals. It's a good song, catchy beat but take the "behind the beat" comment to heart for that groovy flavor.
qualcomm [3/15/2007 4:52:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
well, i think the drummer here is very "on" the beat, making the song sound countryish. ringo plays a little behind the beat, and that just makes everything sound groovier.
suedeheadz [3/15/2007 3:59:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
the intro fuzzy guitar pulls me in, nice "phrasing," kinda a nice offset later for the girls being kinda creaky. Already liked the lyrics, but also just saw the "Morrisey-where art-thou?" reference in TF's Myspace, so I'm thinking the lyrics are sortof in that vernacular of seemingly choppy song of love. Besides, it makes me think I might get to see Chip shiver and sway. Overall, so what if it feels too-short, bridgeless and the drums are subdued? i didn't come for a power ballad. I love for what it is.
aaronlife [3/15/2007 3:56:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
ringo is the greatest
miss_braniff_air [3/15/2007 3:42:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
qualcomm! yes i agree that ringo star would be the perfect drummer for most indie bands. but, this just may be a production thing because i like the groove the drummer creates - or is it the plodding rhythm gtr that drives the groove?
qualcomm [3/15/2007 3:33:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
i agree--drums should be bigger and looser. if you can get ringo starr, he'd be perfect.
miss_braniff_air [3/15/2007 3:30:01 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
uhm...there's no "bridge" in this song. I think it could have used one. i agree with previous poster that the drums should be bigger. although i disagree with previous poster about lyrics being cliched. the lyrics are posted and while it seems to be cliche in parts, very strange and creepy lines like "i don't abhore you, i will reward you" make the cliche lyrics not so cliche - does that make sense? i like the lyrics a lot. i hear a woman's voice on this track - more from her please.
mistaeyeball [3/15/2007 2:48:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'm dumb, my rating was not for this song. I most certainly did not know them in highschool.
heavymetalairplane [3/15/2007 1:35:24 PM EST]
Score: +5
I dig it... a little Lou Reed, a little Marc Bolan, a little Ray Davies, a lot of rowdy fun.
TheNationwide [3/15/2007 1:27:10 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Good stuff, I really like the fuzz tone on the guitar, and I also like the fact that it doesn't conform to what a 'normal' song length should be. Vocals are well done and the song writing is cool. Very laid back groove. I personally wish for heavier drum beats, but otherwise sweet :)
tenderfan [3/15/2007 1:25:46 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Catchy song! Definitely a bit Velvet Undergroundy. I want to hear more!
ozymandias king of kings [3/15/2007 1:19:08 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
This is the kind of song I can hit "replay" on, in fact I just did. It reminds me of Luna...great guitars and minimalist lyrics that generate their own subtext. I like the line about "your heart's mystic rhythm in the key of A". So much sexier than B-flat. (My own heart's mystic rhythm is in the key of D-minor, but I'm doing okay, all things considered.) Good work, T-Few. Went to the myspace page, and I"m going to try to make it to the show in SF next week.
zissou [3/15/2007 1:18:20 PM EST]
Score: -1
Rated 3 stars
Not bad, but I agree with QC's analysis, generally.
mistaeyeball [3/15/2007 1:17:25 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
I took away half a star because I knew you in High school... No seriously your #@&%! is awesome.
Donnie Calendar [3/15/2007 12:47:07 PM EST]
Score: +1
Rated 4.5 stars
I have an important word to say about that song, and that word is: AMORE.

It shines brightly for me like a tiny remarkable gopher-shaped trinket. And aaronlife, you are my new best friend.

Love, Donnie Calendar
fogcityzen [3/15/2007 12:36:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
veddy cool! keep rockin'!
sidechair [3/15/2007 12:34:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Rad! And catchy. Do have to say that seeing this live is even better - catch them if you can in March in San Fran.
Mr. Bratty [3/15/2007 12:26:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
HOOKS! seriously, i like songs to be 3:00 or less, but this one left me wanting more. MORE, DAMMIT!
Jay Pumper [3/15/2007 12:23:58 PM EST]
Score: +1
Rated 5 stars
I always liked this song. Nice work, gentlemen. Need more songs, though. I'm only halfway through the tilework on the North Beach post office and need more tunes to keep me pumping.
rodger [3/15/2007 11:51:19 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
great song!
qinghaimolly [3/15/2007 11:37:54 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
qinghaimolly [3/15/2007 11:37:29 AM EST]
Score: +0
this could be one of the best lazy sunny afternoon songs. it's almost there. you bring the rock, but then you overthink it with the vocals. you bring the rock again, but then you tone yourself down a bit too much. just let it go and you could have some schredding solos and power behind the lazy grooves and make me want to put this on repeat and drink beers on the front porch till sundown.
the_size_queens [3/15/2007 11:28:02 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
OK schmucks -- I really do love the song, and really do think it deserves the stars I gave it. So eat me if you think otherwise. It's got hooks. That guitar reminds me of Television -- and for the record, it comes in under 5 minutes, as though I sit with a timer when I listen to music. This band rocks, has always rocked, and I luv em.
sarcox [3/15/2007 11:23:29 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Great song! It had be bopping in my seat - a very nice way to start the day...
clare [3/15/2007 11:12:34 AM EST]
Score: +1
Rated 4 stars
I liked this song, I got a hint of Velvet Underground from it too...
ktindy [3/15/2007 11:09:28 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Thanks Tender Few - Loved it! I wasn't ready for the song to end - definitely could go longer. Hugs from Indy
sedrite [3/15/2007 10:56:01 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Nice work fellas! Hi Chip!!!

Like the beat, always been fond of the good ol' I-IV progression, always will be. Like the lyric about grinding on the dance floor of love.
Trott [3/15/2007 10:30:31 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
This track = Velvet Underground + T. Rex + Dylan-on-a-bad-day

Dylan-on-a-bad-day = Dylan at his best http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=280139348286993461
aaronlife [3/15/2007 9:56:09 AM EST]
Score: +2
Rated 3.5 stars
my favorite part is the female echo/harmony...that's classic... that stop at :50 seemed a bit out of place, only cause there wasn't as much energy before it, but it was ok... i kind of agree with qualcomm, i dig the directions this song goes in, i just want it to pick one... at times it bordered on trex like (1:16), early on it reminded me of velvet underground, with a country edge... sometimes bowie... and these aren't comparisons, so much as ways to describe the different vibes, but the vibes were subtle, strengthening one or all vibes, to me, would do more than changing the lyrics... but it's fun, I like it more with each listen, my review may be a bit premature, i'll have to listen again later
Mr. Bratty [3/15/2007 9:49:29 AM EST]
Score: +0
my only complaint about this song is that it's too short! i want another solo, verse and chorus before the out! just one more minute is all i ask!
qualcomm [3/15/2007 9:40:50 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
qualcomm [3/15/2007 9:40:25 AM EST]
Score: +0
lyrics need a serious re-think. the rhymes are just too easy, and the ideas are just rock cliches. i'm not saying you have to be dylan, but come on. i don't think the vocal delivery quite matches the song, either. overall, the song sounds like it doesn't know whether it wants to be country rock or glam.
Mr. Bratty [3/15/2007 8:58:27 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
loved it!
WILLBMUSIC [3/15/2007 6:27:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
good tune, vocals a little shakey and harmonies slightly miss at times, but i would pay no attention to QC, the lyrics are fine, and fit the music well.
qualcomm [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
dig the lazy, glammy sound, but the lyrics need some work. i'd make them sleazier.
see me sigh see me cry
through the day and through the night
because in the end you've no friend
as devoted to true love as I am

see me sigh see cry
i stand bare, with nothing to hide
because i care deeply for you
and i stare only at you

we can make it
just take it
this hand of mine, you won't break it
it will lead you and i need you
like never before

see me shiver and see me sway
to your heart's mystic rhythms in the key of A
and i grind
on the dance floor of love
and you shine
like an angel above

we can make it
just take it
this hand of mine, you won't break it
i don't abhor you, i will reward you
right now and forever more

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