King Friday takes us a few steps further down a bedroom-psyche journey with their second release, This Is Supposed To Be Fun. This release marks the second of at least nine records the band has in the can awaiting the ears of the public. Dig in, dig deep, and fall in love with this band as we have.
Today, Spin magazine had the pleasure of premiering “The Lighthouse and the Hourglass” – the first song to appear off of From Shores of Sleep, due out 8/26.
♫ Listen to the song here and grab a pre-order from their recently-funded Kickstarter before it expires!
Shortly after All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen named The Family Crest his “favorite new artist” of 2014, NPR music premiered the bands new video for “The World”. The band was in the DC area last week and while they were there they stopped by NPR studios to record a Tiny Desk Concert. Stay tuned for that in the coming weeks.
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We couldn’t be happier to welcome Portland’s Musée Mécanique to the TLE family. We first heard their new album, From Shores of Sleep, last summer and were smitten by it’s undeniable beauty. They are currently raising funds to help with the physical production via Kickstarter and are humbly asking for the support of their fans.
Pre-order the record via Kickstarter here.
Following their debut, Hold this Ghost, whose immediate melodies and lush orchestration garnered significant press and a devoted listenership worldwide, Musée Mécanique returns with the ambitious From Shores of Sleep, a through-composed musical voyage that finds its lineage as much in the song-cycles of Robert Schumann as in its Portland, Oregon folk-rock contemporaries. Using water as a central image, Musée Mécanique has crafted a story both surreal and insightful, meticulous and moving, a record about travels and transitions, of restlessness and longing, and the grief that comes from leaving things behind.
From Shores of Sleep comes out on CD, vinyl, and digitally on 8/26/2014.