New Year, The - Snow [vinyl + CD]

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The New Year haven’t made a record for nine years, but they’ve been busy. Matt and Bubba Kadane’s
previous band Bedhead had their career feted with a comprehensive box set and the brothers joined
with David Bazan and Will Johnson in the band Overseas and put out an album in 2013. Through it all,
they kept working on another New Year album, polishing demos into full-fledged songs, refining and
reworking lyrics, basically taking their time and to get it right. The “it” in this case being crystal-clear indie
rock, built around twining guitars, steady rhythms and Matt Kadane’s near-whispered vocals. If you
remember Bedhead, you’ll get it. If you were smart enough to follow the Kadanes to the New Year, you’ll
get it even more. If you’ve never heard either band, well… it’s not too late to discover one of the best
bands to ever pick up guitars and quietly build an impressive, monumentally intimate career out of a few
chords, lots of space and an innate sense of what makes a song work
Recorded off and on in between jobs, lives and responsibilities and at at a variety of locales, like Steve
Albini’s Electrical Audio, the Echo Lab in Denton and at houses in Texas, New York and California, the
fourth album by the New Year may have taken a long time to make, but it only takes one spin for it to
sink deep into the listener’s heart and mind. Snow utilizes many of the same aspects that made Bedhead
so great, like playing the space between notes, wrapping the guitars around each other like overgrown
vines and parking the song’s tempos in the sweet spot between peacefully somnambulant and oddly
uplifting. It also retains all the upgrades (keyboards, trickier arrangements and more diverse rhythms
courtesy of drummer Chris Brokaw) that made the three New Year albums such an impressive body of