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The Old Ceremony – Sprinter (2015)

Artist: The Old Ceremony
Title Of Album: Sprinter
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Yep Roc
Genre: Indie Rock
Quality: 320 Kbps
Total Time: 38:26 min
Total Size: 101 MB

1. The Sprinter 3:09
2. Live It Down 2:21
3. Ghosts Of Ferriday 4:25
4. Magic Hour 4:21
5. Mission Bells 4:11
6. Over Greenland 4:02
7. Fall Guy 4:24
8. Hard Times 3:34
9. Efige 4:21
10. Go Dark 3:38

The Old Ceremony returns with their new album, Sprinter, a rich, haunting collection of southern gothic pop. Lead track «Magic Hour» combines a noir melody with earworm lyrics that will come to you in your sleep. Produced by Mitch Easter (Let’s Active) with arrangement help from Chris Stamey (dB’s) and a shining guest appearance from R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, this record proves that it takes a village, or more specifically a humid southern town to make a classic album. Sprinter’s direction reflects Haskins’ recent experiences as a featured performer in an acclaimed series of live concert performances of Big Star’s classic album Sister Lovers (aka Third), with a rotating all-star cast that’s included Easter, Mills, Stamey and Big Star’s Jody Stephens. Resisting preconceived genre pigeonholes, The Old Ceremony draws freely from a boundless wellspring of stylistic influences to create music that’s unique and personal. Frontman/songwriter Haskins’ richly detailed lyrics paint complex, intimate character sketches, while the band employs a wide palette of instrumental textures to construct cinematic chamber-pop soundscapes that are both emotionally evocative and effortlessly catchy.


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