Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friends.

Matthew and the Arrogant Sea's eerily named full length Family Family Family Meets the Magic Christian isn't a Republican diatribe (it wouldn't be on this blog if it were) BUT it is the first release from the newly formed label Nova Posta Vinyl, which is an LP only label created by Bella Union recording artists Robert Gomez and Eric Pulido of Midlake.

Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, like Midlake and Robert Gomez, are from Denton, Texas and share more than a passing similarity to Midlake as well as groups like Fleet Foxes or Tacks, The Boy Disaster, and maybe even a little Beach House.

It's quirky, kind of spooky folky stuff that's hauntingly cool and if you like anything by any of the above bands than chances are you'll dig Matthew and the Arrogant Sea.

Download: Pretty Purple Hat
Download: Mock Origami

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