“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!
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.)
“…10 tracks of awesome!” – NYLON Guys
“ …a buoyant and impeccably layered sound full of vibrant little melodies, chirpy electronics and choppy beats” – WNYC
“Newcomers Hollow & Akimbo have been treated to a typically synth-soaked remix of their “Singularity” single by Ghostly affiliate Com Truise.” – XLR8R
Hollow & Akimbo construct a peculiar- yet enthralling- brand of cerebral electronic pop. Today, the trio releases their self-titled debut LP via Quite Scientific Records and share album track “The One Who Has to Carry You Home” as a free download!
Having previously unveiled LP cut “Singularity,” which features deliciously fuzzy guitars & earnest, yearning vocals, “The One Who Has to Carry You Home” further showcases the trio’s skill at creating pop songs with a unique electronic-meets-rock edge.
Written, recorded, mixed and mastered entirely by the band, Hollow & Akimbo features gritty textures layered over intricate arrangements. Combined with a special blend of looped rhythms, the group- Jon Visger, Brian Konicek & Mike Higgins- have created a collection that is difficult to categorize.
Recording together at home in basements, bedrooms, attics, and closets, Hollow & Akimbo have amassed an ever-evolving archive of musical snippets, song fragments and a fair share of noisy four track experiments.
Listen/download: Hollow & Akimbo – “The One Who Has to Carry You Home”