Pfarmers – “The Ol’ River Gang”

Pfarmers are an amalgamation of a few bands and sounds. Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof), Bryan Devendorf (the National), and horn player Dave Nelson (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens) convene to conjure a style that is all together distinctive. Along with announcing their new album, Gunnera, due later this spring, the trio shares a peek of their interlocking jigsaw puzzle sonic with “The Ol’ River Gang.” The track begins with a synth sequence begging for an EDM-like drop, but instead an intricate, multi-layered drum pattern and Nelson’s triumphant horns come in. Then poppy vocals thick and syrupy like molasses slowly drip over the track, punctuating a dense but cohesive jam session before a horns cooldown. Check it out below.

(via Pitchfork)

01 “Benthos”
02 “You Shall Know The Spirit”
03 “Work For Me”
04 “El Dorado”
05 “The Ol’ River Gang”
06 “How To Build A Tube”
07 “Promised Land”

Gunnera is out 5/12 via Jurassic Pop. Preorder here.