Tuesday, April 18, 2006

uninvited, like the clouds

Its been 25+ years, nearly 20 albums and dozens of side and solo projects that have brought the Church to where they are today. They have a more than impressive back catalog, and yet, they continue to have surprisingly strong releases year after year. How on earth do they do it?!

Today is the release of their latest, 'Uninvited, Like the Clouds' on Cooking Vinyl. And if you haven't heard them in a decade or more, not much has changed- and thats a good thing! The chiming Rickenbackers are present, the daydreamy lyricism, the soaring melodies. We are all truly lucky that there still exists a band doing this and doing it well.

While it seems ridiculous to compare a band thats been around for over two decades to anything else, its a necessary evil. The album opens with Block, a classic track that is part Floydian dream and part Spaceman hypnotic downhill acceleration to lift-off. Easy is MBV meets Maggie May. Song to Go is Tom Waits as covered by Air. Go visit a very wonderful Church fansite and learn more about all the time you've missed of this wonderful band that is still doing it.

the Church - Block
the Church - Song To Go


At 8:35 PM, Blogger h.Lo said...

Uh oh, this blog has gone all sorts of quiet. =(

In need of new inspiration? Have you heard Mew? They make me want to, well... mew. =)

At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope y'all are going to be returning to this blog- there really isn't anyone filling quite the same niche, and it happens to be just about my favorite niche. Erm.

At 7:58 PM, Blogger El said...

Do not be discouraged fellas! I just made my way onto the site in search of Church goodies (which I do thank for profusely) and I'm looking forward to exploring the rest of it :)

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Jason said...

Nice to see a fellow Church worshiper. I haven't gotten the new release, but it will end up in my collection at some point in time.

At 12:50 PM, Blogger guanoboy said...

Hey Heath-

thanks for the kind words over on my site today...wondering what you were up to...hope life is good!


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