SLEEP AWAY YOUR TROUBLES by The Softies.
In November I downloaded a track, Me and the Bees, from a Dutch group called "Safe Home." It's a cover off the last record put out by the Softies, and it got me going back to that album, "Holiday in Rhode Island." It's a crisp, wintery little thing.
From what I recall, Elliott Smith once upon a time went out on tour with The Softies (both are from the Pacific Northwest as well), which got more than one writer to draw comparisons between the two acts. It doesn't really work, except songs like Sleep Away Your Troubles have a resigned prettiness about them, which is at least one attribute of much of Elliott Smith's material. See what you think.