Friday, June 22, 2007

Band of the Week

Bodies of Water

They sound like a massive indie choir raising their voices to the heavens, when in reality they are just a quartet that likes to sing in unison. Jessie Conklin, David Metcalf, Meredith Metcalf, and Kyle Gladden evoke images of back road streams flowing through mountain valleys lined with small churches. The harmonies flow freely from these churches and blend with the countryside guitar and piano melodies. However, this quarter is not from some back ally church choir, they are from Los Angeles, CA and they a set to release their full-length debut, "Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink" on July 24th.

The album will be self-released on their label Thousand Tongues, and from what I have heard already it will be amazing. Aside from the angelic soaring of voices, their instrumentation is also quite grabbing and consuming. Their music stomps along proudly with organ and drums pounding out a rhythmic and rolling path for their voices to collectively fly over.

When on tour the Bodies of Water double in size adding viola, trombone's, and more drums. The result must be breathtaking to witness. They currently do not have any upcoming shows listed, but continue to check their website for updates. It doesn't appear that you can currently preorder the album, but they do have some nice homemade t-shirts for sale, as well as their debut ep from 2005.

Check out: (from Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink)

These are Eyes (mp3)

I Guess I'll Forget the Sound, I Guess, I Guess (mp3)

Doves Circled The Sky (mp3)

For more information of please visit their website or the myspace page that they mantain.

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