Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The New Year - "Myths"

Photo via The New Year
The New Year, aka the band I'm most angry at myself for not being obsessed with earlier, have released a video for "Myths." "Myths" is quietly epic. It has an almost minimalist instrumentation throughout, with instruments barely interacting, as if they were each taking their own turns. It just slowly and slowly builds, to the point that you don't even realize that it has built. The whole composition has its own quiet intensity. The guitars each have such unique sounds and play against each other brilliantly. And then it all builds to this crescendo in minute four until the vocals finally kick in and the instruments all but stop. It's the type of song that you simply need to listen to. Not as background music at work or while you're at the gym trying not to watch one of the dozens of TVs in front of you. Really listen and pay attention to it. You'll thank me.

You can watch the video for "Myths" below. The New Year's first album in nine years, Snow, will be out on April 28 via Undertow Music. It can be pre-ordered here. For more on The New Year, check out their website.

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