THE SHARP THINGS
A Moveable Feast
It is the third LP from The Sharp Things, possibly the only symphonic pop band in their native city of New York. A Moveable Feast was recorded in 4 months, traversing 3 of the 5 boroughs of NYC by piecing together sound bites on a laptop. Considering indie economics, The Sharp Things could have limited themselves. Instead, they went for broke. The result is an undeniably big pop record. In addition to tracking the 10 members of The Sharp Things in their rehearsal spaces, living rooms and basements, the band recorded their friends- Broadway luminary, Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Love Musik, Tommy, etc), in his living room, Franz Nicolay, the curiously mustachioed accordionist/keyboardist of The Hold Steady in his kitchen and a 40 piece orchestra in their concert hall, among other cool stuff.