Amidst lineup changes and in-band fighting, Brooklyn five-piece Ravens & Chimes managed to rise above to complete their sophomore LP, entitled Holiday Life. Accordingly, the album channels the group’s trials and tribulations to give their lush, orchestral rock an introspective touch.
You’ve already heard lead single, “Night”; now sample the track called “Arrow”. Its delicate opening piano line gives way to a triumphant and heartfelt outburst, as frontman Asher Lack croons, “you can tell everyone you once knew something true, but now it’s gone.” Hearing Lack’s reflections on loss and longing while he shares vocal duties with pianist Rebecca Rossi, it’s hard not to get visions of Funeral-era Arcade Fire. Listen to it for yourself below.
Holiday Life drops April 3rd via Better Looking Records.
Holiday Life Tracklist:
1. Division Street
2. The Parting Glass
3. Past Lives
4. Clarissa Explains It All
6. In Rooms
7. Hearts of Palm
8. Fox Gloves
Ravens & Chimes 2012 Tour Dates:
03/26 Frankfurt Am Main, DE @ Brotfabrik
03/27 Hamburg, DE @ Zentrale
03/28 Berlin, DE @ Deutsches Theater/Box
03/29 Hannover, DE @ Feinkost Lampe
03/30 Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
03/31 Esbjerg, DK @ Studenterhuset
04/04 Bourran, FR @ Le Grand Mix *
04/05 Paris, FR @ Le Maroquinerie *
04/17 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (CD release party)
06/01 New York, NY @ WNYC Greene Space
* = w/ Shearwater