Clipping Money: CD Review: Court Yard Hounds Album Review Project #CYHAmelita

7/18/13

CD Review: Court Yard Hounds Album Review Project #CYHAmelita



After being away from the limelight (and the Dixie Chicks), sisters Emily Robinson and Martie Maguire were ready to get back in the studio! This time, with the creation of Court Yard Hounds.  Amelita, which is out now, marks the Court Yard Hounds’ second album. SCORE!!! “We’re a band, not a side project. We like our sound, and we’re going to continue to do this, and share something new this time around.” 

This contains 11 new tracks, Robinson and Maguire took a different approach with Amelita than their debut album in 2010. This album contains a new perspective, which is in part due to the time passed since Robinson’s divorce. “I’ve been freed of all of those time-heals-everything kind of things,” says Robinson. “Now, I’ve opened up to other ideas and ways of looking at life and the world. I think it’s not only a more hopeful album, but it’s more… well fun.”  I love that The Court Yard Hounds’ new album clearly makes a  statement of who the girls are as artists. “I love this band… the way we explore new aspects of ourselves and what we can expect from each other, both musically and as people,” says Martie. “We are close. Plus, being on the road and being in the studio is like my spa from the everyday challenges of just being a mom.”

My favorite song from the album is the lead track, Sunshine.  It is about someone who “always finds a way to bring me down when I feel fine” - they call this person “Sunshine”.  Other favorites include The World Smiles, Rock All Night, and Watch Your Step. After listening to this CD a few times, they really don't have any songs that I would skip over. 


Tracklist:
Sunshine
Amelita
The World Smiles
Aimless Upward
Guy Like You
Rock All Night
Phoebe
Divided
Gets You Down
Watch Your Step
The Road You Take

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