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)

Tracklist:
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.