ALBUM (er, EP): Down Comes the Rain by Hurricane Bells

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Hurricane Bells are following up last year’s album, Tonight is the Ghost, with a new 5-song EP called Down Comes the Rain – made up of two new songs and three covers. Like Tonight is the Ghost, Steve Schiltz wrote and recorded the whole thing in his Brooklyn apartment, but this time he’s assisted on vocals by Ashen Keilyn (of Scout) and will be releasing the EP on his very own Invisible Brigades label. Of the new songs I particularly like “The Waiting Song”, a jangly little number that manages to sound quintessentially Hurricane Bells-y, even with just one album to their name. In addition, the covers of East River Pipe’s “Make a Deal with the City” and Blue October’s “Into the Ocean” are both very good. Other new song “The Deep End” is enjoyable, and his duet with Keilyn on a cover of The Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” is a quaint closer.

Stream the whole thing for free on the Hurricane Bells’ website – and if you pre-order the EP over there, you’ll also get a free remix EP called Ghost Stories, featuring remixes of four songs from Tonight is the Ghost and “Monster”, the track Hurricane Bells contributed to the soundtrack of that one movie you loved.

mp3: Hurricane Bells – The Waiting Song
from the album Tonight Is The Ghost (pre-order it here)

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