Monday, September 22, 2014
Hospital Ships/Heartscape Landbreak Split A Mary of Quito b/w Seed Song Graveface 2012
This is the 4th release in the Graveface charity series. The label releases 7"s in which the proceeds go to fund various charities, which is kind of cool. Just as cool is that Graveface featured two Lawrence, KS bands on this one.
It's a good pairing, low-key, bedroom indie-pop. I keep grabbing bits of the Hospital Ships and wishing I'd throw down on the full length albums. "A Mary of Quito" is a delicate pop gem, it floats around effortlessly in dreamy soundscapes and Jordan Greiger's cracking vocals. "Seed Song" by Heartscape Landbreak has a bit more teeth, but same lo-key feel. Acoustic guitar intro, vocals that feel they could break in half, all very pleasant especially when harmonies are added. They end their tune with a sweeping ending, y'know, just to keep you on your toes.