Portland band Ages and Ages
have a small favor to ask; "Do the right thing, do the right thing/Do it all the time, do it all the time". That's it. A simplistic, wholesome suggestion on how to live life that ripples through the celebratory title track from the band's new album, Divisionary
. It's a pick-me-up of a tune, stomping, clapping, awash in a chorus of revelers as it builds from lo-fi, bedroom beginnings to the kind of testifying blast of faith that's as good for the soul as anything you'll pick up at church on a Sunday morning. Produced by Tony Lash (Elliott Smith, Dandy Warhols), "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)", along with other tracks on the album, mask what co-founder Tim Perry calls some "dark-ass shit". Hard to believe here, but keep in mind the optimism at the heart of the song sounds guarded at first, becoming more and more believable with each added voice, each passing declaration to stay true. Perry could be talking to you, dear listener. But our guess this is more personal - a slowly building, internal reminder rooted in Perry's quote un-quote "dark-ass shit".
will be released March 25th via Partisan Records