New Song from The Wrens

Long have I loved The Wrens, who released one amazingly flawless LP, Meadowlands.  They’ve hinted time and time again at new music, but we’ve only gotten glimpses over the past decade.  Today, Stereogum released a track via Epitonic, and I got that warm feeling all over again.  Listening, it has that same brooding/builiding element, forcing you to anticpate the eventual eruption of joy.  Spolier alert: that eruption doesn’t come, as one might expect, but there’s still an element that harkens back to the days of the band’s first album, which immediately makes me smile.  A gentle haze, steady drumming, and that guitar sound. I love it, and I hope you do too.

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Download: The Wrens – As I’ve Known [MP3]

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  • It’s not quite as beloved as Meadowlands, but Secaucus is pretty close to flawless as well. “I’ve Made Enough Friends” is worth the price of admission alone.

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