“dramatic and poignant” – NPR
“Setting Sun create an Arcade Fire urgency, creating sweeping orchestrations, driving rhythms. Delicate, hushed vocals and well-crafted pop songs” – Pop Matters
“Incredibly well-crafted songs ” – USA Today
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Setting Sun. But, they’re back with a their fifth album called Be Here When You Get There out now (as of the 22nd) through Young Love Records.
Setting Sun’s songs are propelled by driving rhythms, tasteful acoustic guitar lines, graceful string orchestrations and frontman Gary Levitt’s intimate, earnest vocals. Jen Turner (Here We Go Magic, Exclamation Pony) plays bass on the record. Levitt was born in Queens, New York but started the band in San Francisco. Brooklyn is now home base and is where this new album was recorded.
Have a listen at a couple of songs from the new album. Unfortunately, this playlist does not have the 2 songs that I like from the album, “Idiot” and “Singularity”, which the latter has sort of a Gary Jules sound to it. All of the songs remind me a teensy bit of the Dandy Warhols, too.
Here ya go!
Listen: Setting Sun – Be Here When You Get There
Here’s links to buy the album:
Bandcamp (This link will let you listen to the whole album, including the 2 songs I mentioned above.)