RIYL: Angel Olsen, Lambchop, Marry Me and pre-Marry Me St. Vincent

Label: Gold Robot Records

Well, what do we have here? Another primo release from the fellows at Gold Robot Records, that’s what. Bodies Be Rivers, an indie pop band, and Lacrymosa, a pianist/singer, joined forces for this 7″ with each band playing on each other’s tracks. There’s only one single available at the moment, which is Bodies Be Rivers’ “Light Falls.” It wouldn’t be much fun if the other song, Lacrymosa’s, was available, now would it? “Light Falls” finds the combination guiding their vocal harmonies gently to the earth for us plebs to hear, and the lead vocalist (I believe Lauren Smith is her name?) will make you swoon. The ebb and flow of the vocal work over the, at times crystalline, instrumentation is simply adept. It’s become exceedingly difficult for me to be impressed by the “typical” band formula as I dive deeper in to more experimental and electronic music, but, lo and behold, “Light Falls” has impressed me. I imagine Lacrymosa’s track will yield similar results to this. Take a chance to see the other side of the coin if you like this, and buy it. See what you think of “Light Falls” via the Soundcloud stream below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Limited Edition 7", Edition of 300 on Hand-Screened Jackets:

Brooklyn-based indie-pop outfit Bodies Be Rivers and dreamy, elegiac pianist/singer Lacrymosa have teamed up on a brand new collaborative split 7” titled Light Falls. For the project, each band contributed original material and then chose to perform on each other’s tracks, resulting in a sonically cohesive work.

The Light Falls 7” features Bodies Be Rivers’ “Making Plans” and Lacrymosa’s “Quiet Weather”. In addition to the vinyl release, a full EP will be available digitally with two additional songs, "Lit (prelude)" and "Intimate Distance" — one by each artist. While conceiving this project, both bands drew inspiration from a passage in Annie Dillard’s nonfiction book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: “… a great deal of light falls on everything. If we are blinded by darkness, we are also blinded by light.” As a record, the subject matter explores the symbolic nature of light. Both artists explore light’s vitality in illuminating truth while also acknowledging the painfully harsh reality it can create when directly shining on a situation.

Price $5.99

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