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Check Out: Ravens & Chimes – “Night”

on February 09, 2012, 3:05pm

ravens and chimes Check Out: Ravens & Chimes   Night

Brooklyn baroque five-piece Ravens & Chimes’ sophomore album almost didn’t happen. According to MTV Hive, it took almost three years of in-band fighting, lack of funds, and working around day jobs to finish what would be known as Holiday Life. But like any band worth its salt, Ravens & Chimes incorporated these setbacks into their songwriting, whose morose arrangements focus on loss and expectation.

Holiday Life’s first single, “Night”, opens with a flutist backing frontman Asher Lack’s piano-driven plea to spend the night. Drum brushes and Lack’s croon soften the idea of a one-night stand, especially when his version of a pick-up line is, “Let’s sing a song of love to while the hours away.” How could you say no to that? Decide for yourself after listening to “Night” below.

In addition, check out Holiday Life‘s tracklist and find Ravens & Chimes tour dates, which including supporting spots for Shearwater.

Holiday Life arrives April 3rd via Better Looking Records.

Ravens & Chimes – “Night”

Holiday Life Tracklist:
1. Division Street
2. The Parting Glass
3. Past Lives
4. Clarissa Explains It All
5. Night
6. In Rooms
7. Hearts of Palm
8. Fox Gloves
9. Arrow
10. Carousel

Ravens & Chimes 2012 Tour Dates:
03/06 – Zurich, CH @ Ziegel auLac
03/07 – Bern, CH @ Progr/Turnhalle
03/08 – Basel, CH @ Hinterhof
03/09 – Massa Ms, IT @ tagomago
03/10 – Bologna, IT @ Covo
03/15 – Vienna, AU @ Arena
03/18 – Dresden, DE @ Scheune
03/20 – Bamberg, DE @ Morph
03/21 – Munich, DE @ Rote Sonne
03/22 – Schorndofr, DE @ Manufaktur
03/23 – Freiburg, DE @ Swamp
03/24 – Weinheim, DE @ Cafe Central
03/26 – Frankfurt Am Main, DE @ Brotfabrik
03/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Zentrale
03/28 – Berlin, DE @ Deutsches Theater/Box
03/29 – Hannover, DE @ Feinkost Lampe
03/30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
03/31 – Esbjerg, DK @ Studenterhuset
04/04 – Bourran, FR @ Le Grand Mix *
04/05 – Paris, FR @ Le Maroquinerie *
06/01 – New York, NY @ WNYC Greene Space

* = w/ Shearwater

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