Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Listen: Salt Cathedral - "Take Me To The Sea"

Yesterday I introduced you to Brooklyn-based Colombian band Il Abanico and just a couple hours after the band changed their name to Salt Cathedral. Named after the Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira of core songwriters' Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada's homeland as a (hopefully) far memorable and easier to pronounce alternative, the name change also came with a bit of good news. The newly minted Salt Cathedral dropped their first new podt-name change single and it's glorious.

Establishing a whispy air with Juliana Ronderos mostly unaccompanied vocals before the tropical-inspired beats make themselves known, the track features a rather incredible build up. Each instrument - to the restrained drums, to the skittering progressive rock-recalling guitar riffs, combines together without overwhelming Ronderos' plaintive pleas or dislodging  the rather otherworldly atmosphere she invoked since het initial entrance. It's everything the band's known for (i.e. their incredibly clear melodic lines and balance) and then some. A brilliant debut single from Salt Cathedral.

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