Published Feb 01, 2008Ever since it appeared on Carpark Records two years ago, Belongs October Language has been an album that keeps coming back to me every now and then. Its February 2006 release garnered favourable reviews from all of the expected sources, but I cant help but feel it didnt get the appreciation it deserved. Having heard very little from the New Orleans-based duo of Turk Dietrich and Mike Jones as of late, a quick trip to their MySpace page reveals that not only do they have a new EP coming out on February 18 called Colorless Record (limited to 300 copies, each one comes with "its own unique, handmade artwork; visit scdistribution.com to secure yours), but theyre also planning to release another EP and an album before the end of 2008. Perhaps the best news though is that as of January 30, the band have been giving away 2006s Tour EP (via file-sharing site Mediafire), which they sold while playing shows with Ariel Pink. Lead track "A Sunny Place For Shady People doesnt wander much from the swelling ambient guitar noise of October Language, but thats hardly a disappointment. The amorphous drone flows like a fountain of reverb, streaming warm melodies that recall GAS, with flecks of hope keeping it afloat. Its quite calming and serene the right piece of music for drifting off to into the afterlife when your time comes.
Click here to download the Tour EP.