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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Alpine - Villages

Pick of the Week 4 - Villages by Alpine

More Australian action this week with this intriguing combo Alpine. The band come from Melbourne, are signed to Ivy League Records and appear to have toured extensively across Australia. I've had a few of their songs on my YouTube playlist for a while now and this is possibly the pick of the bunch. 'Villages' is both catchy and atmospheric, with a baseline that instantly gets under your skin. The harmonies from the two vocalists are almost Abbaesque and remind me of the early Lush tracks on 4AD with the beautiful sleeve designs and ethereal production. The video is equally enigmatic with top marks going to the make up artist, the special effects team and the director's love of extreme close up shots. We can only look forward to a full album release in the near future.

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