Garden City Movement – Lir – Play It Again, Sam

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Garden City Movement - Lir

Music For Late Night Walks

You know, here at Overblown we spend an inordinate amount of time traversing the perilous undergrowth of the treacherous internet attempting to uncover anything of remote value. This can be quite disheartening. So, when the football’s finished and the search has been largely unfruitful, the unlikely uncovering of a genuinely beautiful song is a surprisingly fulfilling reward. This evening, Israel’s Garden City Movement provided that most unexpected of rewards and then some.

The band consist of former Lorena B members Joe and Roi, who’ve toured with Disclosure and Blonde Redhead. Johnny is their third member who as a music journalist, radio DJ and nightlife persona sounds like quite the man about town. Last November, they released their debut EP Entertainment through BLDG Records. It received glowing notices on Pitchfork, Fader and Stereogum.

On Lir, the third track from their recently released EP Bengali Cinema, the three piece electronica outfit offer a seductive, glitchy and laid back number that is reminiscent of the calm of a late night walking old country lanes. It opens with the crackle of a record before the solitary strum of an acoustic guitar. A gentle beat and echo drenched vocals join the mix and the song slowly builds to a hazy, druggy and lush climax.

Keep an eye out for them at Glastonbury!

Bengali Cinema was released on June 23rd via BLDG5 Records