Music Review of We Have Cause to Be Uneasy by Wild Sweet Orange By Darren Tan | Submitted On February 05, 2009

“Wild Sweet Orange” are a four-piece American indie band based in Birmingham, Alabama. They are led by frontman Preston Lovinggood (Vocals and Guitar), Taylor Shaw (Guitar), Garret Kelly (Guitar and Bass) and Chip Kilpatrick (Drums). Wild Sweet Orange were formed back in 2004 and their musical genres are a mix of indie and alternative rock. Most of the times, they are just belting out some great rock ballads.

We Have Cause To Be Uneasy drives into our thoughts with “Ten Dead Dogs”. Preston is really blessed with such beautiful voice that fits in so prefectly singing ballads like Ten Dead Dogs. This track is more of an indie pop/rock ballad. Wild Sweet Orange performed really well here, peaking at the climax and some nice backing vocals, “Ah, Ah…” at some points. Ten Dead Dogs have a steady and comfortable rhythm to it. Love it! It ends just like that.

“Tilt” is a much faster tempo track. It began with guitar pluckings, as if they’re taking little steps. As Preston sings on, it gradually got louder until the chorus which is really good, “And I fear what I’ve done, means I’ve lost what I love…” Entering the second verse, Wild Sweet Orange suddenly sound more lively, more energetic and fuller. My favourite has got to be the chorus where Preston shows the soft and the loud side of him

“Seeing And Believing” captured a part where Preston sound a lot like Jonathan Foreman of Switchfoot. Seeing And Believing gives an impression that Wild Sweet Orange is telling us a story and asking us listeners to pay close attention. In the ending of this lovely and slow guitar-plucking tracks, Preston sounds angry, sarcastic and got louder ending this track.

“Either/Or” has some great guitar riffs going on, the beginning has it all. Throughout this track, i was just enjoying to the guitar, it’s raw, loud, energetic and catchy! The chorus is also a good listen where Preston goes, “All the things i’ve hated, i’ve been before, I’ve fallen down slowly, just to kiss the floor…” Wild Sweet Orange has made Either/Or fun and a must-listen rock ‘n’ roll track on the album.

Wow, i really like the simplicity of the guitar on “Sour Milk.” Wild Sweet Orange is on acoustic performing this track. Sour Milk can also be the introductory track to anyone getting to know Wild Sweet Orange, it just has the uniqueness of them. Accordian can also be heard on this track, maybe as an effort to replace the drums. With Preston’s friendly voice and Wild Sweet Orange’s beautiful music, Sour Milk will keep you entertained from start to finish. The accordion also contributed to Sour Milk, making it a really sweet and lovely track. Kate Taylor is also featured sharing some vocal sessions with Preston on this track.

“An Atlas To Follow” shows some strong usage of piano and banjo. It sounds very friendly especially when the banjo just comes in and joins Preston’s vocals. Additional background vocals are performed by Rebekah Fox. The beat of this song has a very happy tone to it, you’d end up smiling and feeling happy after listening to this track. And credit goes to Rebekah for the wonderful background vocals and Matt Pasons for the great playing of the Banjo, it really fits in well. At times, sounding like a country hit!

“House Of Regret” started off with some lazy guitar and bass. Upon listening to this track, it sounded like a rock ballad track. Some sounds created by synthesizers can also be heard here. The guitar on this track sounds like those played by Guns N Roses, leaving this song sounds old at times. Preston reunites with Kate Taylor again on House Of Regret and if it’s not for her, this song would have sounded lame on We Have Cause To Be Uneasy, it just doesn’t fit in. Wild Sweet Orange are trying too hard here.

“Crickets” comes in from afar at the beginning. It contains some electronic samples here. Preston goes relatively soft throughout this track, he doesn’t really raise his note to another level. In the chorus, Preston goes, “She don’t believe anything… but i’d believe anything…” And when Preston is not singing, the guitar replaces his voice with some surround-sounding guitar. The remaining one minute, you can hear Rebekah Fox doing a duet with Preston.

Influential and Popular Indie Music

I’ve been listening to hundreds of great Indie Music albums for a long time and i enjoy it so much. The genre has been an extremely loved genre of music over the last few decades and it’s not weird to see why it’s become so cherished by older kids and young adults from all over the continent and even over seas. The independent approach to music recording has become outrageously used by artists over the last few years and the style that Indie Music gives off really tells to listeners that this field of music is about being independent from the world and the major industries. Indie Music has been incredibly influential to hundreds of persons and in this article were going to teach you the best indie music albums and also some of the more influential indie music albums that have been published within the last 30 years. The Indie Music Albums are in order of release date.

“Hatful of Hollow”
The Smiths (1984, Rough Trade)

The lords of redoing, The Smiths released this compilation of rarities and other songs just weeks after their debut, self-titled record. “Hatful of Hollow” has many of the well known Smiths’ tracks, including the classics
“Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now,” “Girl Afraid,” and “How Soon Is Now?”

“Let it Be” by The Replacements (1984, Twin/Tone)
The Replacements

The Little Band that Couldn’t, the Replacements were lovable ragtag misfits headed by the musical stud Paul Westerberg. “Let it Be” was a watershed release that greatly captured all that was brilliant about the Minneapolis group of four.

“Surfer Rosa” by the Pixies (1988, 4AD)

Nothing else has and ever will sound like it. Cited by Kurt Cobain as a monster influence, and it shows.

“Daydream Nation” by Sonic Youth (1988, Enigma)
Sonic Youth

Post-punk, art rock genius with the incredible indie anti-anthem, “Teenage Riot.”

“Slanted & Enchanted” by Pavement (1992, Matador)

Lo-fi, quirky, and imbued with a great sense of humor, “Slanted & Enchanted” set the way for the lo-fi indie revolution soon to begin.

“In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel (1998, Merge)
Neutral Milk Hotel

One writer likened this record to a “marching band on an acid trip.” Apt description, but it’s so much more. The tracks, the singing saws, the horns, the shambling rhythms, and the great poetry all add up to an album of great individuality. One of the best indie music albums of the ’90s.

I definitely suggest that you buy all of these great indie music albums. They will pump you up. These are the earliest and best albums that have been created and they started the independent music loving craze