Dead Letter Chorus

With the release of their sophomore album, Yearlings, sophisticated indie/pop outfit Dead Letter Chorus have marked a compelling stage in their evolution. On a sonic journey they’ll take you, via a sound honed over three releases now, to a musical space they’ve made their own. It’s a space they’ve been aiming for since their inception in 2007 and a space they may soon leave. Yearlings is a raw song cycle detailing the highs and lows of a love affair, exploring familiar territory with profound insight. New love, contentment, rot, ruin, hope and all of their satellite emotions delicately weave and wind throughout this collection of sublime vignettes. Underpinned for the most part by the sublime vocal harmonizing of Cameron Potts and Gabrielle Huber, Yearlings stretches luxuriously from the slow-build of opener, ‘Covered By Snow’, which evokes comparison to Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion set to a heart-thumping beat, by way of the lusciously evocative ‘All Mine’, through to the sparse and tender ‘Gently Weeping’, showcasing the band’s more introspective side. Added to this is the bouncy pop of ‘Run Wild’, the almost orchestral balladering of ‘I Belong With You’ and the challenging and surprisingly epic, ‘The Poet and the Thief’. This is a record which sees Dead Letter Chorus nail it dead on.
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