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Busytoby

It's Good to Be Alive

Parasol

Joe Ziemba and Amanda Lyons are Busytoby. They can also be found in the band Wolfie. Or probably walking about holding hands, 'cause they are engaged to be married, see? Is that knowledge necessary to enjoy this album? No, but it sure makes it seem extra-sweet.

   This is a concept album taking them through their whole life together via lots and lots of keyboards, vocal harmonies, and gooey pop melodies. It's cavity sweet – really. Best wishes to them in making their life together turn out as magical as they have it planned on here!

Parasol Records, 905 S. Lynn St., Urbana, IL 61801; www.parasol.com

--Andrew Chadwick