Thursday, July 5, 2012

Good Thing for Good Old War

In the spirit of the Fourth, it's only fitting that I declare my independence from the UK sound of which I've grown so fond and celebrate some good old American boys for a change. Meet Keith, Daniel and Tim -- the combination of whom produce the Philadelphia feel-good folk band Good Old War. Its third album since the band's formation in 2008, Come Back As Rain was released this past March and features songs that effortlessly soundtrack the summer months.

On first listen, Good Old War may remind you of Fleet Foxes thanks to the boys' Sixties-esque vocal harmonies or Mumford and Sons as they manage to incorporate accordian into quick, staccato beats, yet their sound is remarkably different. From the new release, try "Amazing Eyes" (featured below), "Not Quite Happiness," "Can't Go Home," "Over and Over," "Touch the Clouds (Taste the Ground)," "After the Party" and "Loud Love."

From those past -- which exhibit a more percussion-driven and upbeat sound -- give "Coney Island," "Making My Life," and "My Own Sinking Ship" a listen.

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