Noah & The Whale - Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down (2008)


Genre : Indie,Folk,Rock
Tracklist

1. 2 Atoms In A Molecule
2. Jocasta
3. Shape Of My Heart
4. Do What You Do
5. Give A Little Love
6. Second Lover
7. 5 Years Time
8. Rocks And Daggers
9. Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
10. Mary
11. Hold My Hand As I'm Lowered

A hapless rock group consisting of Charlie Fink (vocals/harmonica/guitar/ukele), Tom “Fiddle” Hobden (Fiddle), Urby (Harmonium/Bass), Laura Marling (Backing vocals) and Doug Fink (drums) hits a brick wall with their attempts to get their demo tape played by record label executives. Charlie, on the edge since being thrown out by his girlfriend, decides it’s time to take more serious action, and he leads his bandmates on a mission to invade the local “alternative” rock station, KPPX, and hold it hostage to get the band’s tape played on the air. The station staffers don’t realize that they’re being held with a water gun, and when they finally agree to play the tape, it gets eaten up by a faulty machine.

After a serious of hilarious events, they are able to release their debut single, while serving time in jail. While in jail Charlie befriends a wise convict from New England, who helps him through the difficult early days of his sentence. Charlie soon takes to his role as the jail’s financial wizard, but this attracts dangerous attentions from the warden, who wants him to help launder money through the prison accounts. This leads to murder, abuse and the near destruction of Charlie’s soul, but using his considerable educaton and the power of hope, he escapes and eventually is reunited with his friend, T-bone.