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Wedding Dress - Loom 7" (Lovitt Records)

$7.99

Made up of various members of Maps & Atlases, Suns, Joan of Arc and Gypsy Blood, Wedding Dress are about as Chicago as it gets. Dreamt up as side-project/outlet for Maps & Atlases guitar player Erin Elders, songs were written between tours and slowly released during his "math-pop" band's fleeting downtime. Wedding Dress is a distinctly other affair — it's more layered, plaintive and measured than anything in Elders' previous catalog. Songs are textured narratives. The instrumentation is restrained and, in many ways, the project stands as a perfect counter-point to the sometimes spastic Maps. That's not to say its a dull affair. The songs themselves are beautiful in their sparseness, the palate is selectively lush, and the rotating set of players — both recorded and live — patiently flesh out Elders' haunting vocals and evocative lyrics. As Elders' primary project comes out of a busy record cycle — including over 9 months of touring — he is shifting gears to Wedding Dress. The band itself has been firming up and now features Mike Russell & Matt Lemke (Suns), Bobby Burg (Love of Everything/Joan of Arc) and Christian Dawson (Gypsyblood). The 7" is a limited edition teaser for a full length due out in the Fall. The band has been playing out as much as possible and expects to be touring a lot through out the Summer and Fall.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 April, 2014.

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