Monday, July 13, 2009
Manchester Orchestra's MySpace "Transmissions" can be downloaded for free HERE! The session includes stripped back versions of "I've Got Friends", "Everything To Nothing", "The River" and "Shake It Out" from Mean Everything To Nothing.
Manchester Orchestra "I've Got Friends"
In other news... Filter-Mag.com have posted a review of Manchester Orchestra's album "Mean Everything to Nothing" on Favorite Gentleman/Canvasback records...
Filter Grade: 84%
by Katrina Nattress | 07.13.2009
Andy Hull’s vocals are drenched with passion in Manchester Orchestra’s second LP, Mean Everything to Nothing. Whether he sings in a jagged voice on the verge of screams (“Shake It Out”) or a soft croon (“I Can Feel a Hot One”), his voice is genuine, compelling his listeners to feel the song rather than just hear it. This is most evident in “The River,” which clocks in just under 12 minutes. Hull begs, “Take me to the river and let me see again/Oh my God, let me see again,” atop booming drums and pounding piano keys. Later he whispers, “I’m gonna leave you the first chance I get,” as violins hum behind him. The song cuts out for a few minutes and returns with Hull and an acoustic guitar. This sort of sincerity is what makes a good album, and it’s what too many records these days are missing.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:05 PM