A little over a year ago, I reviewed a solid EP by an outfit called Daniel Land & The Modern Painters. The Imagining October EP was a lovely little slice of atmospherica that didn’t necessarily move past the bands influences — which would primarily be all things considered “classic” 4AD (i.e., the Cocteau Twins) — but instead, positively reveled in them. Which, in this case, was a good thing.
Well, Land and Co. are back with their debut full-length, Love Songs For the Chemical Generation LP, which is due out in early November on Saint Cecilia Records. Here’s the complete tracklist:
- Within The Boundaries
- Benjamin’s Room
- Run Silent, Run Deep
- Love Lies Bleeding
- Off Your Face Again
- Smiling In Slow Motion
- The Magic In My Head
- Good Speed, Good Fun
- Lighting Out For The Territories
Several of these tracks can be heard on the band’s MySpace page, and they reveal that the band certainly hasn’t lost their love for shimmery guitar effects (I’m particularly fond of the downturn that occurs about halfway through “Within The Boundaries”).
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