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Bishop Allen “The Ancient Commonsense of Things”

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Two new tracks were recently released by Bishop Allen in preparation for the band’s third full-length release, Grrrr… “The Ancient Commonsense of Things” has a full-bodied sound with simple harmonies, not unlike how the New Pornographers sound at their finest. “Dimmer” takes a different approach, quietly chugging along, building a deliberate vocal pattern cast over a bed of fiddle and tubby bass. For those unfamiliar with the band, in addition to being the inspiration behind naming You Ain’t No Picasso, Bishop Allen were briefly featured in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. And what’s good enough for Michael Cera is usually good enough for me. Grrr… will be released March 10 via Dead Oceans.