New Music - Bishop Allen

You’re probably fixated on the Grammy’s right now (or, if it’s Monday, youtubing all the lowlights…like Bono’s eyeliner or Whitney Houston giving fans of crack jokes more ammo or Kid Rock). But I thought I’d share a couple of new tracks from Brooklyn indie-pop band Bishop Allen. Their new album Grrr… comes out on Dead Oceans on March 10. Both “Dimmer” and “The Ancient Commonsense of Things” downplay the hooks-on-the-sleeve catchiness of 2007’s mega-singles “Click, Click, Click, Click” and “Rain” from The Broken String, but there is a definite sense of new found maturity working here that suits the band well after a handful of listens. I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of Grrr…

MP3 :: Dimmer
MP3 :: The Ancient Commonsense of Things
(from Grrr… Pre-order here)


janet said...

Bishop Allen is geting some crazy blog exposure right now, it's insane! But it is well deserved, anything that isn't about Merriweather Post Pavilion is alright by me.

Have you seen them live yet? They are going to be featured on the new Josh Schwartz/ Alex Patsavas project Rockville, CA ( where they'll be streaming two live performances from them, so check it out.

Mari said...

Hey guess what! Bishop Allen was recently in the Street Date studios- check it out!

Bishop Allen