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Gold, Tan, Peach, and Grey

I rarely find music I (wrongly) assume to be indie rock so stirring and spirited. Said the Gramophone find that in “Gold, Tan, Peach, and Grey,” wherein Bodies of Water “…starts shouting the colors and I can see them right there. I kind of listen to this music the same way I listen to really evocative opera.” It is just that sort of prog drama that unfolds, it’s something begging to be performed outdoors, telling of a tribal conflict that over the years turned to fun fare. How they can start an album at such a pace is something I, a law-abiding citizen, won’t know until it is released on July 22. I really like it that way; I like not having any idea which direction the album will take, eager to know whether the rest of the album can be painted with so much color.

TMN Editor Mike Deri Smith is no gourmet, he just has an abnormally large stomach. He lives in London. More by Mike Deri Smith

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