Monday, August 27, 2012

Artist Of The Day: Algernon Cadwallader

I'm writing up a show review of Algernon Cadwallader's final show with Joyce Manor, but this fantastic band deserves a memorial post of their own. The news of the band's dissolution has been rumored for weeks, but today was when they finally made the official announcement that they were ending Algernon Cadwallader due to drummer Tank's upcoming fatherhood. But that doesn't fill the void left by this awesome band. Latest album Parrot Flies was possibly the band's best release to date, highlighted by fantastic opening track "Springing Leaks." The nearly 6 minute track is twice the band's average song length of under three minutes, and it's highlighted by 3 minute long twinkly jam. The band's musicianship and intensity separated themselves from other "twinkle daddy" bands, and "Springing Leaks" is possibly their greatest accomplishment to date. It's sad to see them go when they were obviously still strengthening their craft, but at least we have a couple great releases by the band. Read the announcement here, and keep and eye on their Facebook page for possible details for the other two members' new project when it comes.

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