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🌵 Desert Sessions: Black Country, New Road – Ants From Up There

December 6, 2022

This is from last February: Here is another album I can attribute to an episode of Indie Cast. Typically, cohost Ian Cohen’s taste is too emo and punk for me. But he was so enthusiastic about Black County, New Road’s new album Ants From Up There that I had to give it a listen.

This is now: Coming back at this after leaving it in Arizona for the summer. I forgot how amazing this is. I am an absolute sucker for horns in rock bands.

I listened to this a lot last winter. I was impressed (still impressed) – it is adventurous rock. There is a lot to dig into here. I am not sure what to compare it with, but the first thing that comes to mind is a more experimental Arcade Fire. Touch of Father John Misty too.

I know it’s weird, no it’s weird as fuck. All I can say is listen at least five times. It is an acquired taste. It’s on my year end list for sure.

I swear this isn’t staged!

PS – the deluxe edition comes with a live album that proves this band can deliver it live too!

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