Sunday, July 26, 2009

Christians and Lions

Christians and Lions - Everybody So Gorgeous (right click, save link as)

After disbanding sometime around 2007, a nebula favorite Christians & Lions have reunited and released a new EP entitled Bird's Milk. They'll be touring around the country through August with a few letter pressed and hand numbered copies for sale.

Above you'll find a streaming track from the EP called "Everybody So Gorgeous." It features the fortune cookie wisdom phrase: "things don't fall apart they just give up on being what they are." The recording technique on the vocals is unique to this song and it gets a little free form jazzy in the bridge.

2005's More Songs for Dreamsleepers and the Very Awake was startlingly beautiful, somber and joyous all in the right spots. Lyrics were as imaginative and seemingly random, yet deeply meaningful as Neutral Milk Hotel with an all analog acoustic sound. They've also got philosophical influences including Helene Cixous, Louis Althusser and Marshall McLuhan.

All reasons why Christians & Lions have been one of the best things I've heard come out of Boston and a follow up album is highly anticipated.

All of their releases are available to download for FREE at If you do download, make sure to send those guys a donation. They work hard for it.

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