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Jump Little Children's first full-length under the umbrella of Atlantic has the band moving away from their ragged Irish indie folk to concentrate on a louder, more up-front alternative rock/pop approach. Produced by Brad Jones (Matthew Sweet, Imperial Drag), there's an accent on swelling, instantly gracious choruses, but the band seems a bit too tentative in their new direction to infuse the songs with the self-belief necessary for the music to rise above American indie convention. A distortion-filled "Strawberry Fields Forever" ("Violent Dreams") and the XTC by way of Beck "Habit" are clever, and two of the strongest songs of their career. It's the apparent influence of touring with Seven Mary Three and Rusted Root or having "Cathedrals" played in IKEA that seems to have done the most damage.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1998
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678313424
catalogNumber: 83134
Rank: 92766

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jump, Little Children   Primary Artist
Dee Dee Ramone   Musician
Ward Williams   Guitar,Cello,Vocals,Group Member
James Clifford   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Mellotron,Toy Piano,Group Member
Amanda Kapousouz   Musician
Matthew Bivins   Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Accordion,Vocals,Moog Bass,Electronic Mandolin,Group Member
Evan Bivins   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Hammered Dulcimer,Group Member

Technical Credits

Brad Jones   Producer,Engineer
Matt Martone   Engineer
Lamar Sorrento   Cover Art
Ward Williams   Programming
James Clifford   String Arrangements

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