Friday, December 18, 2009

Album: The American Dollar / Arms And Sleepers - From The Inland Sea EP

Band: The American Dollar
Arms And Sleepers
Album: From The Inland Sea EP
Label: Self Released
Year: 2009

The American Dollar
01. Landing
02. Schipol
03. Where We Are

Arms & Sleepers
04. The Catcher Elsewhere
05. Van Buren
06. The Inland Sea

The American Dollar
Using drums, keyboards, guitars, and various other percussion instruments, John Emanuele and Rich Cupolo weave richly textured melodies in between cascades of drums, synths, and sparse organ notes, creating a sound that puts them on par with bands like The Album Leaf or Explosions in the Sky. Whether a track contains a lush, ambient-interlude feel or a sweeping explosion of chords, emotion runs high on this disc.

Arms And Sleepers
Arms and Sleepers are a duo of comprised of Max Lewis (Boston, MA) and Mirza Ramic (Portland, ME). Formed in 2006, they have produced multiple albums, EPs and hand-made releases, most notably the Bliss Was It In That Dawn To Be Alive EP (Fake Chapter, 2006) and the well-received Black Paris 86 (Expect Candy, 2008). Following an intense touring schedule in 2008 and 2009 that included appearances in the UK, Europe, and North America and saw the band opening for the likes of Asobi Seksu, The Books, Her Space Holiday, Cass McCombs, Lymbyc Systym, This Will Destroy You and Caspian, Max and Mirza took a break to focus on a new proper full-length in the summer of 2009

You can buy this split here or here.

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