A mid-tempo approach to their start-stop motions of experimental post-punk and folky undertones are what Earlimart became known for in their native Los Angeles. Named after a small town located between their hometown and Fresno, California, Earlimart's unconventional songwriting structure resulted in many comparisons to The Pixies, Sonic Youth, X and Sparklehorse. This attention resulted in a deal with Devil In The Woods Records, who eventually released their debut albums Filthy Doorways Kingdom of Champions in the winter of 2000. The Avenues EP appeared three years later, while also introducing Aaron Espinoza on vocals for the first time. The full-length Everyone Down Here followed a few months later, and Treble & Tremble in 2004. Moving further away from their post-punk beginnings, the band released Mentor Tormentor in 2007, an album sonically influenced by Elliot Smith and heavily rooted in chamber pop and lo fi.
"Song For" is the first song off the duo's stunning new album, Hymn and Her. It's a driving melancholy pop song that manages to be both economical in arrangement and still lush, with pounding piano bass, serpentine cello, and insistent drums, all bolstered by terrific vocal performances. Hymn and Her will be released on Majordomo on July 1. "Song For" is really just the tip of the iceberg on this diverse and wonderful album. Highly Recommended!
Earlimart - Song For
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