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Absinthe Blind

The Everyday Separation


Starting off with a melancholy flow, moving like subtle Brit-pop into a river of soft breaths and quiet sighs. Male and female vocals harmonize over a steady rhythm and piercingly beautiful trumpet. Elements of bands like Travis and Coldplay creep in, like a slow gaze towards the shoes, but with the eyes wide open. The beat moves into a tribal roar, and the vocals soar, mixing elements that range from Spiritualized to Rainer Maria. The music is from the soul, and you can feel it in yours.

Mud Records, 905 S Lynn St., Urbana, IL 61801;

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