I don’t know about where you live, but Anathallo have a pretty big following in Lexington, KY. This is all the more reason why I felt pretty foolish to have not checked up on them until just now. Their new album, Floating World, is a delightful folk/pop mix that flies in the face of everything we consider to be a ‘normal’ pop song.
MP3: Anathallo – Hanasakajijii (four: a great wind, more ash)
Part Page France, part Architecture in Helsinki, “…A Great Wind, More Ash” seamlessly transitions between dreamy lullabies and catchy pop melodies. Anathallo might not be geniuses, but they’re certainly on their way to becoming masters of composition. The whole album is loaded with pianos, guitars, chains, and anything else they can find to make just the right sound.