Leaving the Lineage
Announcing you are splitting up as a band and releasing at the same time an EP that illustrates the beauty of your music could be seen as the quintessence of romantic tragedy in a la broche de l'amant for fans. I have yet to fully discover the other gorgeous harmonies to their music - having listened only tentatively - but on the basis of this EP it does remind me of why I should hear more, no matter how cruel their parting for established paramours. This EP represents the apotheosis of a contemporary West Coast sound espoused by the likes of Fleet Foxes and the long lineage to Dry the River and Peter Liddle's soaring falsetto. You can hear two tracks streamed here.