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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - "Austerity Blues" (excerpt)

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While they have a name that has gone through multiple iterations before arriving at this current one, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra have been fairly consistent. Grand, orchestral (sorry!) songs with elements of folk and post-rock thrown into the pot, Silver Mt. Zion make big songs, and this new one is no exception, although it is definitely more along the same rock-oriented lines of their great previous album, Kollaps Tradixionales. To be fair, it is only an excerpt of a 14-minute song, but "Austerity Blues" (from their new, very Silver Mt. Zion-esque-named album Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything) is a pummeling, driving force that wends through a few different phases across its run time, getting more interesting as it goes.

Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything is out January 21, via Constellation.