With their well received debut album There Is A Mountain, Brooklyn based band Common Prayer have attained a comforting and familiar sound picturesquely layered with the best of the British folk-pop sensibilities. Banjos, guitars, and strings interweave subtly in and out of one another creating quietly strong songs; tunes that are tattered, windblown, and personable. What really persists in this bandâ€™s work however is their touch of quirky instrumental accents (most delightfully present on tracks such as â€œCommonprayerâ€ and â€œMarriage Songâ€) that when coupled with an overall somberness in attitude creates a vividly satisfying, back-country imbibed listening experience. Headed up by Jason Russo (also of psychedelic rock band Hopewell) Common Prayer, unapologetic and weathered in their style, is a timely band with staying power.
Download: “Us Vs. Them” by Common Prayer
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