Thi album's a few years old now, but I just rediscovered it in some dusty and neglected corner of my computer, and so here we are. It's a bunch of girls and boys from a bunch of different bands (including, but not limited to, The New Pornographers, The Gay and Blood Meridian) and for some strange reason a fashion designer is in there too. They hooked up at one of those festivals I dream to one day be able to afford going to, SXSW or Coachella or one of them, and decided, 'hey, you know what the world needs more of? Choir music! Boo yah!'
And that's what this is. Minimal instruments, a little bit of drums here, a dash of guitar there. Their voices are the primary instruments here. Beautiful melodies and interwining voices in perfect tune with each other. There's something very Bodies of Water-ish about it all, a darkness that contrasts with the sweetness of the vocals. If you hate choral music then, well, you'll probably hate this. Everyone else, give it a try; I recommend the New Pornographers cover in particular.
Failsafe (new pornographers cover)