Friday, June 13, 2008


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
Earlimart @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Weezer - Red Album (2008) !!!
Coldplay - Viva La Vida (2008)
Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
Iron And Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle
Wilco And Billy Bragg - Mermaid Avenue
Kavinsky - 1986 [EP] + Teddy Boy [EP]

Beach House - Devotion (2008) !!!
Black Mountain - In The Future (2008) !!!
The Dodos - Visiter (2008) !!!
Om - Pilgrimage (2007) !!!
+ A Place To Bury Strangers, Port Royal, Caribou, Avail,
Swan Lake, Bibio, Black Lips, Chromeo, Mogwai, Daft Punk,
Devendra Banhart, Deerhoof, Dntel, Neurosis, Graveyard,
Tim Hecker, Loose Fur, Love, Patrick Wolf, One Mile North,
Pillow, Red House Painters, Six Organs Of Admittance,
UNKLE, Sun Kil Moon, Arab Strap, The Evens, etc.

The Notwist - The Devil, You & Me (2008)
Santogold - Santogold (2008)

HIM, The Hives, The Bravery, Incubus, T.I., Turbonegro,
Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, K'naan, CKY, Say Anything, etc.

Lil Wayne, Boyz N Da Hood, C-BO

Weezer, Matisyahu, Crossfade, Elton John, etc.


6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list as usual! Thanks for all your hard work.

11:49 PM  
Blogger René said...

Tnaks man

1:09 AM  
Anonymous pete said...

i missed earlimart´s last year´s record, i really like it. thanks!

6:35 PM  

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