Apr 12 2011

Common Prayer – There Is A Mountain (2010)

Published by at 1:02 pm under Experimental,Folk,MP3's,Video

If you’re a fan of Midlake, Bishop Allen, or any band with that similar indie/folk sound, you’re going to love the Brooklyn band, Common Prayer. I’ve had two songs from their debut album, There Is A Mountain, on my computer for a while, but didn’t listen to the whole thing until recently. If I had, I most likely would have placed this on my Top 10 albums list last year.

Common Prayer was started by the former basist of Mercury Rev and founder of the band Hopewell, Jason Sebastian Russo. The band is a pretty big departure from his other ones, and I really love when artists aren’t afraid to branch off into new sounds like this. Since they are making the music they love, rather than just catering to current fans, it’s often some of the most creative work you’ll find from them.

And that’s exactly the case with There Is A Mountain. This is a pretty experimental album, though in a fun, folksy sort of way. All the songs have a different flavor. The opening track “commonprayer” is one of the catchiest songs I’ve heard in recent years. A few other favorites on the album include “Us Vs. Them” “Of Saints,” “Free Air” and “Everything & More.”

There Is A Mountain (2010):

Common Prayer - commonprayer (mp3)

Common Prayer – Us. Vs Them (mp3)

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Common Prayer – There Is A Mountain (2010)”

  1. daton 20 Apr 2011 at 12:23 am

    Ireally liked this song… it sounds like this band from miami too that i like… check it out youtube.com/townofficial

  2. zeroxon 06 May 2011 at 6:02 pm

    And a weird video from Common Sense (greek indie band?)…wow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pxACwHnG2g

  3. Anonymouson 10 Jun 2011 at 7:14 pm

    It was hard to put that CD down for the first couple of months

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