04 January 2008

Irving again

After making us wait an ungodly amount of time for a sophomore record (but far less time than we've waited for a new Wrens album), Irving, the band, has quickly and quietly issued a new EP. And it's to be the first of four EPs supposedly to come.

These guys are great. Although, truth be told, I liked their scattershot debut record, with its juxtapositions of happy-sad songs and boy-girl singers, better than their more-consistent-in-tone follow-up ("Death in the Garden, Blood on the Flowers"). The "Seasons: [Fall] Vol 1 Covers" EP contains cover songs Harry Nillson, The Thermals and Syd Barrett, as well as The Ronettes' "Be My Little Baby" and Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire."

Go listen.

"She said her boyfriend was never home
Was up in San Francisco with his trombone

And she said she didn't date musicians

As she fixed us drinks in the kitchen"

-- Irving, "Turn of the Century"

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