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2 Rooks 3:29 $1.49 Buy
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5 Lost Boys 2:32 $1.49 Buy
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It's hard to imagine why Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg was hiding behind the keyboards of Will Sheff's indie rock outfit Okkervil River. ROOK is all baroque grace and dramatic elegance, mining the near orchestral, dark caverns of chamber-pop masters such as Tindersticks. Meiburg's voice alone is a phenomenal instrument, rivalling Antony's (of Antony and the Johnsons) for its courageous delicacy, creating emotional space around the sometimes sparse instrumentation when necessary. There are also moments here that border on rousing in the vein of Arcade Fire; on tracks such as "Lost Boys," Meiburg channels David Bowie during a triumphant climax. Overall, ROOK sounds like a lost gem, overlooked in '80s vinyl bins between the Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen, that has finally found a place in an often homogenous music scene.

[T]hey traffic in ornately orchestrated mini-epics powered by piano, horns, harps and Meiburg's high, piercing falsetto. - Blender