Thursday, July 16, 2009

Your hands are wrapped around your own lie

When your brows furrow and you try not to breathe while taking in a song you haven't heard before, you know you have just discovered something amazing.

Sounds like you found a new favorite band. I took that right from their description on their MySpace page. That's witty. But I think it's true!

Honey it's not too late for you
If you ask me I'll tell the truth
It's not the things you want to hear
Baby you're running out of time
Leave now before I change my mind

It's been a long time since I fell in love with a piano-backed band. Good ones just don't come along often enough. Farewell Flight, hailing from Harrisburg PA (hey! I've been there...) does it so expertly. They deliver such a beautiful, clean sound. Some tracks are painful and melancholy, others are upbeat, each track always strong. They work hard at it - just ask them! Sound. Color. Motion. is their first full-length album, released independently last fall after a split with their label. Speaking of working hard, prior to this record, they put out two EPs which were self-recorded and self-produced.

The final track on this album is a terrific crescendo and, I might add, a quite excellently written love song. Check out "Slow":

[Download Farewell Flight - Slow]

I'll make myself clear

I do have a new band to include among my favorites.

And they tour, tour, tour. 500 shows in 40 states over the last 4 years, in - wait for it - that DIY style you know we love. Make sure you check out the EPs and the full-length. They will be recording another this fall. Meanwhile, enjoy "Over:"

[Download Farewell Flight - Over]

Help out this indie indie band and buy something. Then you can say you knew them when.

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