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Rise Ye Sunken Ships

Oxcart Records



cd

Released: 5th Mar 2012

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lp

Released: 5th Mar 2012

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impressive, alt-rock debut, brimming with intensity yet submerged in the genuine hardships of frontman billy mccarthy - the national meets arcade fire with all the uplifting melancholia that implies.

somehow billy has dealt with family mental illness & the tragic death of both his mother & brother, exorcising his demons on this emotionally-charged record that brims with intensity, from the huge-sounding, twilight sad-esque choruses (exemplified on the appropriately titled ‘headlong into the abyss’) through to the lyrics which tell of love lost, mental asylums & his much-missed sibling. “it’s bombastic but it’s broken, anthemic yet withdrawn, extroverted yet timid & uncertain” – bbc, “a fine first record” 4/5 – q.

derry recommends: "the national meets arcade fire with all the uplifting melancholia that implies".

Rise Ye Sunken Ships

Tracklist

1.     Chapel Song
2.     Augustine
3.     Headlong Into The Abyss
4.     Book Of James
5.     East Los Angeles
6.     Juarez
7.     Philadelphia (The City Of Brotherly Love)
8.     New Drink For The Old Drunk
9.     Patton State Hospital
10.     Strange Days
11.     Barrel Of Leaves
12.     The Instrumental