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This American Life


Screw it. It's time for These United States to return to glory (Can I get an amen?). Their new album comes out Tuesday, a far cry in time from last February's first appearance on the assignments. "So High So Low So Wide So Long" makes a repeat appearance near the end of this one, only adding to the intensely likeable balance of the record.

Jesse Elliott's mostly-whispered vocals will become nestled between your ear and a pillow. Some songs will sound like hallelujahs, thanks to background choirs and at least one pipe organ. When all is said and done, your faith will be restored in These United States. To hell with recession.

"We'll burn this bridge when we're over it."

Listen:
First Sight
Burn this Bridge
[from A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden|buy]

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:28 AM  
Blogger drewcif said...

haha, you rule ISP whateveryouare. To answer, no. The dots are actually a modification of one of the templates you can choose when making a blogger-based blog page. I changed the color scheme and copy/pasted the whole matrix of dots together the way I wanted. The paint-splattered heart in the bottom right corner is something I made and added, and the lovemusic and arrows underneath I also added. SO, in short, TPC actually stole the design from blogger! Those sneaky foreigners!

Thank you so much for reading, seriously.

4:13 AM  

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