I stumbled upon this new Rafter track while looking up SXSW showcase information for next week. Rafter’s playing a good number of shows in anticipation of his new album Animal Feelings, out April 13 on Asthmatic Kitty.
MP3: Rafter – Beauty, Beauty
I don’t quite like this one as much as “Paper,” but I guess that was the point of letting us have that one first. “Beauty Beauty” might not be as catchy, but it’s really well produced and orchestrated. It’s a minor existential freakout soundtracked with some sparse trumpets and maracas — like a tropical “Once In a Lifetime.”