The Young Leaves - Alive and Well/The Love Song Single
Young Leaves offers up two songs here that remind me a bit of mid 90's bands like Texas is The Reason and Garden Variety. There's a great melodic overtone here but it doesn't take on the usual characteristics that most of the pop/indie bands take on these days.
There's a maturity to the whole approach that conveys a certain sadness and age to it. The production is nice and bright without sounding too thin. The vocals have a bit of held back sound to them that I really like here. Nice, high gain guitar and strong bass give this a very full sound.
"Alive and Well" is the more upbeat track of the two, but the slower tempo of "The Love Song" doesn't leave anything out.