Artist Of The Week - Anchor & Braille

It's been about three years since we've gotten an album from Anchor & Braille, the indie side project of Anberlin's Stephen Christian, but this week, on July 31st, the band's sophomore album will be released. The Quiet Life is a collection of haunting melodies and catchy percussion, certainly a maturation of sound since 2009's Felt. The Quiet Life is available now in stores and online through Tooth & Nail Records.


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Artist: Future of Forestry
Album: Travel III
Release Date: 6/29/10
Label: Credential Recordings

A bit over year ago, indie/experimental band Future of Forestry started off their trilogy of EPs, titled Travel. Although Travel I and II were rather interesting listens, the highlight of the bunch is Travel III, the conclusion to the trilogy. Unlike it predecessors, this effort has more of an organic sound that seems all natural for the band, something that I'd like to hear a bit more of.

The opener is titled "Bold and Underlined," which begins with a rather fluid guitar line that is reminiscent of bands such as Switchfoot. It is also the catchiest of the small group of tracks, that all flow together nicely. The next track, "Working To Be Loved," starts off acoustic driven, but changes into more of an ambient ballad. Lead vocalist Eric Owyoung's vocals accompany the theme of Travel III well, which is a hard working ethic that is somewhat based on the album art.

"Did You Lose Yourself?" has some of the unique, experimental sounds that seem signature to Future of Forestry, with tones of light synths and chilling drum beats throughout, that end with a beautiful string arrangement to close out the song. The follow up is a darker sounding rocker named "Protection," that also contains some of the best instrumentation of the EP. "Your Day's Not Over" does not only close out the album, but the whole project of Travel. It's starts off with a nice, warm guitar intro, that quickly leads to their indie sound, that is also laden with strings that end the Travel series nicely.

Rating: 8/10 Future of Forestry end their series of EPs, Travel, with Travel III. Easily the best of the bunch, a solid indie and alternative sound is found, mixing with other experimental elements. A good effort to end on.

  1. Bold and Underlined
  2. Working To Be Loved
  3. Did You Lose Yourself?
  4. Protection
  5. Horizon Rainfall
  6. Your Day's Not Over
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