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- Posted on Jul 10th 2008 10:30AM by Julia Simon
Churning out a record in such a rushed manner might make other bands' music sound restless, but Earlimart unfold spacey, extended outros on nearly every track and sing about taking the long way on lonesome highways. Still, the finished product sounds like the antithesis to their recording process: "It was pretty nuts in 'The Ship,'" Espinoza says of the name he gave their studio. "Just as I put down vocals and guitars, Ariana [Murray] would start layering melodies and I'd be out back writing the next song. We were like a factory."
That's not to say that Espinoza and Murray weren't having any fun with 'Hymn & Her,' which, like previous albums, sees release on their own Majordomo label. They boast some sweet, singalong choruses ('For the Birds') and have a song penned after Murray got a new gold tooth to encase a chip from her childhood ('Teeth'). And here, excitement was found in seeing how songs might happen to develop. Says Espinoza, "This album has a bit of a looser feel than our others -- sounds just go where they want to go."