Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Monday, 24 March 2014 12:00

The Spring Standards 3/24/14 + Video

The Spring Standards 3/24/14
Written by Will Kyle
Rate this item
(2 votes)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: March 24, 2014
  • Artist / Band: The Spring Standards
  • Hosting Show: Gold Soundz
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Expanding upon sounds first captured in their childhood, the Spring Standards offer listeners a dulcet escape into a vivid world of folk, story-telling and hushed instrumentation.

Streaming Audio

James Cleare, Heather Robb and James Smith first crossed paths musically as youths, but grew apart as time and circumstance built walls between them. The three tunesmiths were apparently not meant to be estranged and reunited in New York City where the trio picked up right where they had left off, boasting 60s and 70s-era folk with a twist of modernity.

For this Live at KDHX session, the band performed four songs from their 2012 record, "Yellow//Gold." Standing quiet and tender, "Crushing Pennies" has an inexplicable, forlorn ebullience brought forth by the rhythm of the acoustic guitar, which seemingly aims to conjure the rush of the train coming to crush the hapless copper coin. On "Chicago," a melodica cries with longing for a much-missed lover.

"Watch the Moon Disappear" plays out with a sultry mood that finds Robb helming the vocals and distinguishing herself emotionally from her love, "I'm not like you," she sings, while her bandmates masterfully distinguish the Spring Standards from the rest of the field.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends



New Music Circle presents Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman Duo

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and NYC violinist Mark Feldman have been collaborators for more than fifteen years.Their music involves an integration of modern classical, avant-garde jazz, and European improvised styles. Sylvie...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at


Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook