So Many Animal Calls: My Blood’s Not Mine
Burden sees the Glasgow based four-piece make a welcome return after the release of their 2011 debut EP, Eulogy. This their second track on the album, ‘My Blood’s Not Mine’, showcases everything that is good about So Many Animal Calls – technical guitar pieces, dreamy vocals and time changes galore display an impressive depth to a band who offer far more than the sum of their parts.
The Glaswegian foursome, consisting of Sean McKenna (vocals, guitar), Ross Stewart (guitar, vocals), Ross Coll (bass) and new member Sam Leighton (drums) with previous drummer Martin Johnston featuring on the EP, recorded Burden with producer Bruce Rintoul (Twin Atlantic, We Were Promised Jetpacks) and the EP was mastered by Carl Saff (Joanna Gruesome, Braid, Speed Ortiz). Drawing on influences that range from The Cure to Motion City Soundtrack, the band have produced a record that would legitimately sit alongside contemporaries like The Get Up Kids, The Promise Ring and Death Cab For Cutie.
Burden is due for release on 26th May 2014 via Bloc+Music.
[via A Badge of Friendship]