Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Caseworker Takes On A National Runner

It's not every day you hear a song about a long-distance runner from Ethiopia, much less one that sounds like a long lost Ride tune. But in the case[The] Caseworker that's exactly what they've written.

With ‘National Runner’, [The] Caseworker have an instant pop classic on their hands. The song’s consummate balance of drone and chime features a heady mix of hypnotic guitars and driving rhythm section, all perfectly offset by Conor Devlin’s starry-eyed vocal. Learning that the track is an ode to famed Ethiopian Olympic long-distance runner Miruts Yifter makes all the more sense after being doused in its heady atmosphere.

It's an awesome tune for someone that's famous for one heck of an Olympic race and if it's any indication how the rest of their music sounds we're in for a marathon.

Download: National Runner

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great National Runner.


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