Editor’s Pick – The Lonely Heart Show

Sounding like a countrified, moodier conglomeration of REM, The National, and Daniel Lanois, this album is just brimming with atmosphere and foreboding. Twangy guitars meet cinematic strings and verbed-out drums on Loners’ Lullabye while the next track,  Little Tin Box, could be an alternate-universe version of a Portishead song. And that’s a good thing. Lonely Heart Show is a musical collective fronted by Cris Fehr – the founder of defunct alt-pop group Dual, who continues to write for alter-ego electronica project LeisureCo. As their bio puts it, the band is comprised of “musicians drift in and out like the ballads that speak of longings not yet satisfied, and of those whom are easily forgotten and down on their luck.” Acoustic guitars, female harmonies, subtle drum loops, and brooding grand piano tones mingle seamlessly with electric guitars, which are sonically equivalent to shooting stars – listen close for their brief brilliance.This is very cool stuff, perfect for an evening of driving in the rain, or setting the mood for a David Lynch film festival.

Be sure to check out the album on CD Baby right here.

Until then, enjoy this video for Loners’ Lullabye, the third track from the album:

The Lonley Heart Show – Loners’ Lullabye from Greg Gillespie on Vimeo.