Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Bishop Allen

Unlike my run of bad luck for the past week, it's been all champagne and bubbles for Brooklyn, New York quartet Bishop Allen who about to release a full-length sophomore record titled "The Broken String" on July 24th via Dead Oceans label. To brighten up the days I've been revisiting their back catalogue with the interesting music project of releasing a four track EP for every month for the last year (apart from August which includes a thirteen track live recording) which began by rescuing an old piano and sparked their inspiration.

Bishop Allen is made up of Justin Rice, Christian Rudder along with the help of revolving musicians. They make up kitschy lyrics strung together with the sweet fun of ukuleles, banjos, piano and glockenspiels (with reminiscent 60's sounds of The Kinks, Bob Dylan and The Zombies). It seems like the perfect indie pop formula hidden with warm glow inside ready to be dispersed at one of those random quiet moments. It's a rare catch but perpetual.

The Broken String will be their first record to be released by the help of a record label, it's a twelve track album with nine of the songs re-worked from the EPs.

Bishop Allen Rain
Bishop Allen Click Click Click Click
Bishop Allen Butterfly Nets
Bishop Allen Daytrotter Sessions

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