The US indie-folk quartet LA River Bend are finalising details for their EP Run These Hills.
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The latest track to surface from the five track EP, the second – Mountain – is a multi-textured composition of rich tapestry in which the listener is invited to sink back in to their favourite armchair and allow the luxuriant blends of indie, folk and rock’n’roll to wrap around the mind.
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The English alt-rock quartet Avalanche Party released the EP – The Avalanche Party EP on the 1st.
Opening the sixteen minute, five track release is the briefest song – Obstacle, which is also my pick of the release, with its furious scavenging hunt around the room in tempestuous scowling. I get the sense that Syncrude Tailings Dam Mildred MLSB would be struggling to hold this piece of music behind the concrete.
Next is Revolution, which more dedicated readers will recognise from a post in May on the sister site Indie Music Videos.
The halfway stage is Mountains, which portrays Avalanche Party in a completely different mood as the voice is pushed to forefront in their most melodic piece thus far. Well worth a listen as it demonstrates the genuine musicianship that allows Avalanche Party to so easily launch fusillades of soundwaves, which form coherent constructs and a testament to their collective abilities.
The penultimate track – Let’s Get Together is another storm-trooper of wall of sound as the familiar territory is regained and sits as an oblique angle to the previous number.
Closing out The Avalanche Party EP is the song that was used to introduce the band back in April – Money.
The Avalanche Party EP is available on bandcamp.
A superb first EP and I am already salivating over the first LP. I will let you know of more news, as it becomes available, about a band with the potential to travel far, if they decide they wish to dig a route to victory in this shallow trench of the world of music.
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