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Lawrence & Leigh’s latest release from their EP Hills and Masts is the lush, dream-pop of Glow.

Painstakingly constructed using vintage instruments and subtle synths, the song begins with an exploratory intro built on overdubbed choirs of the duo’s voices before transforming into a beat heavy pop anthem and then ending in 1960s style indie jazz with driving piano, brushed drums and doo-wop backing vocals. It is another example of their consistently beautiful song craft – a sepia tinged snapshot of multilayered instrumentation and free-spirited harmonies. Wonderful.

The accompanying video is also well worth a viewing – it is a work of stunning visual art that brilliantly complements the shifting moods of the song. It features stop-motion animation and breathtaking desert scenes. We follow the protagonist, a puppet (manipulated so that his “still” face seems to somehow change expression appropriate to his situation), as he moves through a series of beautiful worlds, each with its own unique style and purpose.

Watch it here and then download below.

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Download Lawrence & Leigh – Glow mp3 (from Hills And Masts EP)

Download Lawrence & Leigh – Chelsea Nights mp3 (from Hills And Masts EP)

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Here is a round-up from round the internet and in-box of some big tunes, covers and new stuff that should brighten up the weekend.

We have big hitters White Denim, Glasvegas, and Fucked Up, visceral garage rock from the Mantles and Liminanas, swelling orchestral indie from Dengue Fever and the Windupdeads, new folk rock (watch out Mumfords) from up and coming Son of Eagle, and covers of Joanna Newsom by Lawrence & Leigh and a gorgeously cracked and bleeding version of Merle Haggard’s despairing Heaven Was A Drink Of Wine by Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters.

Download and enjoy!

White Denim – Anvil Everything mp3 (from D)

Fucked Up – The Other Shoe mp3 (from David Comes To Life)

Glasvegas – The World Is Yours mp3 (from Euphoric)

The Mantles – Raspberry Thighs mp3 (from Raspberry Thighs 7″)

The Limianas – AF3548 mp3 (from AF3548 7″)

Dengue Fever – Cement Slippers mp3 (from Cannibal Courtship)

The Windupdeads – Don’t Let Go mp3 (from Armies of Invisible Men)

Son of Eagle – Tick Tock mp3 (from From The Ground)

Lawrence & Leigh – Clam Crab Cockle Cowrie mp3 (Joanna Newsom Cover)

Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – Heaven Was A Glass Of Wine mp3 (Merle Haggard Cover from Snowed In Sessions EP)

 

Introducing…Lawrence & Leigh

Posted: January 3, 2011 in Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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Lawrence & Leigh are a duo from Brooklyn and their first major undertaking, entitled Odyssey, is a set of three EPs, each with its own distinct sound and character.

The first release, which has been a year in the making, is in fact the final chapter, Volume III: Hills and Masts. The EP will be released on 7th March.

Coming across like a blend of Dirty Projectors, Joanna Newsom and the haunting richness of Fleet Foxes, the duo offer up dense harmonies and elaborate song structures with a melancholy yet occasionally optimistic tone.

Visit their MySpace here.

Download Lawrence & Leigh – Chelsea Nights mp3 (from Hills And Masts EP)