Song of the Day, April 28: I Can’t Close My Eyes by the Picketts

PickettsEuphoniumToday’s song is the showstopper on a wonderful anomaly. The Picketts called their sound Grange Rock, an alt-country amalgam that stood out in Seattle during the 90s. Their finest moment was Euphonium, a nice mix of original songs and covers, rockers and ballads. The penultimate track is the finest.

I Can’t Close My Eyes is a slow, aching ballad. Singers Christy McWilson and Leroy “Blackie” Sleep weave their voices together into something magical as they explore sorrow so deep it defies rest. The band provide a slow, dark bed of sound adding perfectly to the mix.

Enjoy this great song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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