Announcing A Weather’s “Everyday Balloons”

We’re so excited to announce that our very own A Weather will release their second full length LP, Everyday Balloons, in March of 2010. If you haven’t had a chance to dig into the band’s back catalog, check out some mp3s from their debut full-length, Cove.

spiders, snakes

screw up your courage

oh my stars

Everyday Balloons both builds upon and maintains the intimate, understated beauty and depth of the band’s 2008 debut, Cove. Opener “Third of Life” immediately introduces A Weather’s more electric guitar-driven side and newly broadened dynamics, while the hushed pop of “Giant Stairs” steadily swells to a gently triumphant anthem. Often built around the interplay between Aaron Gerber’s and Aaron Krenkel’s spare guitar work, each song features Gerber’s and Sarah Winchester’s serene yet richly emotive, breathy vocals that alternately intertwine and soar alone across aching, lush melodies. Delicately nuanced themes of comfort and fear, routine and deviation, and the tender vulnerability of hope thread through the album, which culminates with the epic exploration of spiritual exhaustion found in final track “Lay Me Down.”

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