Taking a break from reminding us holidays are times of magic, Manchester electro-acoustic singer-songwriter Jim Noir’s back with his self-titled sophomore full-length (see, he’s been releasing a bunch of EPs since Tower Of Love). One of the best tracks, “Don’t You Worry,” is a swirling analog hymn with an OTC-on-Beatles vibe and simple message: Don’t worry, be happy. Well, kind of: “Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.” The “If you don’t want to be with me / What do you expect me to be?” bridge isn’t quite as cheery as the Target cut.

Psychedelic. The song, combined with the wavy photo, make us want to watch Ghostbusters stoned.

Jim Noir is out 4/8 on Barsuk.

Jim Noir - 'Don't You Worry'
[Photo by Jessie Grout Smith]

Comments (5)
  1. Matthew  |   Posted on Feb 28th, 2008 0

    Elijah Wood?

    Seriously though, I’m diggin the sound.

  2. nb  |   Posted on Feb 28th, 2008 0

    good jam. planet telex, anyone?

  3. Mac  |   Posted on Feb 29th, 2008 0

    Love the sound. “Tower of Love” was actually a pretty stellar record. Noir is basically making 21st-century Beatles music, but he somehow manages to pull it off without being pretentious or annoying. I’m starting to think this guy is the real deal.

  4. cp  |   Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 0

    i thought the same thing haha. both chill songs

  5. Adrienne  |   Posted on Jul 1st, 2009 0

    Good stuff! Also check out his song “Look Around You”

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