Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Devil And A Penny - "Repair" EP

Los Angeles-by-way-of-Boston band The Devil And A Penny just released their new EP, Repair via New Neighbor Records.  They create a dark and damaged brand of art-folk that recalls Califone at their strangest and mixes that with an ambient slowcore aesthetic on the new EP, which is available on limited edition CD and cassette and as a digital download on their Bandcamp page. 
Oscillating synths whirr around fragile, cyclical guitars on the standout opening track, “New Song #1”.  “Mining Your Own” follows and mixes early 90’s lo-fi and soft vocals with twinkling guitars and swirling cymbals.  “Vs. Jimmy” is wrapped in a haze of atmospherics and pretty background vocals for another standout moment.  The nearly all instrumental “Peter Black” builds slowly with its stuttering rhythm and cascading guitars.  Thin, Modest Mouse-like guitars try to stake their claim amidst the busy beat and noisy synth-driven outbursts of “Make Myself Scarce”.  The EP closes out with the twangy guitar-picking and ride cymbal-heavy beat of “Get At The Moose Edge”.            
With no discernible choruses to display their emotions, The Devil And The Penny choose to get their point across by creating an introspective mood with the atmospheric yet melodic music on their excellent new Repair EP.   

Stream/Purchase the Repair EP here:

For more info: http://www.thedevilandapenny.com/


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