Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Madder Rose - "I Lost the War"

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To be completely honest, I had forgotten about Madder Rose until I heard they had a new song out. "I Lost the War" is the band's first since 1999's Hello June Fool. The band formed in 1991 when everything was labelled "alternative rock," and slowly progressed to indie pop rock, shoegaze, and even trip hop, as far as labels are concerned. Since Madder Rose disbanded, Mary Lorson and Billy Cote have collaborated in Saint Low and The Piano Creeps.

"I Lost the War" is exactly the song we want from Madder Rose in 2019. It has that chill, almost trip hop feel the band left us with. But it also has the hints of country twang noise drudging around in the background showing the band can't give up their alt-rock roots. It's a lush and gorgeous song, making their upcoming release even more intriguing. 

You can listen to "I Lost the War" below. To Be Beautiful, the new album from Madder Rose, will be out August 10 on Trome Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Madder Rose, check out their website.

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