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Video: The Prids – “I’ll Wait”

The Prids have released a video for “I’ll Wait,” one of the best tracks on their excellent 2010 release Chronosynclastic. The band has been slowly but surely releasing videos for each of the album’s tracks; “I’ll Wait” is the eighth song on the album (and the fifth video), and features Built To Spill’s Doug Martsch on guitar and harmony vocals.

Dead Heart Bloom – Fall In

Dead Heart Bloom - Fall In

One of the things one does not expect to hear when putting on a Dead Heart Bloom album is Built To Spill. Yet this is exactly what happens in the opening moments of Fall In, the new EP that finds the band throwing everything they can at the wall and seeing what sticks.

This shotgun-approach to style is almost always a recipe for disaster (I’m looking at you, My Morning Jacket), and it’s all the more egregious when the band in question has already settled into a winning formula. Dead Heart Bloom’s previous release, Chelsea Diaries [All of their albums are available for free on their site —Ed], was an intimate, string-heavy collection of acoustic songs that showcased Boris Skalsky’s beautiful vocals, all while tugging gently at the heartstrings.

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