Fans of dramatic departures will be drooling over These New Puritans
and their bombastic new record, Hidden
, which is anything but subtle in its leap to a new sonic world. It being 2010 and incredibly difficult to do anything that sounds truly fresh, it is impressive to hear a rock record that traverses a different path than the one-four-five rock-ability. To call this a rock record might even be a stretch; it is orchestral without being too Efterklangy, dark, rhythmic and electronic. "Orion" aptly explores all of this in a neat little package. Check it out after the jump.
Cries of stars and epic choruses aren't easy to pull off, folks. And most of the album reads like this track, a smokey haze of drums and mirrors.
is out now. -joe
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MP3:"Orion" - Hidden
Concert: These New Puritans at SXSW 2008
These New Puritans on Myspace