Page France Ring in on 'Family Telephone'

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SPIN Staff

On Page France's latest indie pop confection, "Mr. Violin and Dancing Bear," songwriter Michael Nau dreams up a sweetly childlike fantasia, personifying instruments and animals. "I was high on my own big thoughts," he chirps eagerly before addressing Mr. Violin and Mr. Dancing Bear, who he "loved in a flower patch / Where the birds hatch." With its warm, dreamscape melody, the softly shimmering song weaves a reassuring embrace, even when its stomping coda awakens the track into tangerine-tinged daylight. Page France's third album, ...and the Family Telephone, will ring into stores May 8.

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Here's the tracklisting for ...and the Family Telephone:

1. "The Ruby Ring Man"
2. "Wet Dog Afternoon"
3. "Me, Violin, and Dancing Bear"
4. "Be My Pianist"
5. "Pigeons"
6. "Hat and Rabbit"
7. "A Belly to the Sea"
8. "A Belly in the Fish"
9. "Rooster and Its Crow"
10. "The Jokers Joke"
11. "Here's a Telephone"
12. "Beggar's Table Legs"
13. "Circus Head (Nobody Knows)"
14. "Casting Day"

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