Friday, 6 February 2009

The Morning Paper – Almost Real / Moscow Olympics – The Farthest City

The fourth single on Lostmusic Records and first split 7” features Sweden’s The Morning Paper and Moscow Olympics from the Philippines. The Morning Paper’s side starts all sombre, like a new romantic version of Joy Division stuck in the greyness Eastern Europe. The vocals, when they arrive, are perfect for the music and waft over the top like the rolling fog over the picturesque highland lake. Moscow Olympics are a bit more of a rather slight shoe gazing style prospect, but the guitars sometimes remind me of the Cure’s more reflective moments. It’s a pleasant enough and rather wistful way to spend five minutes, but the spoils go to The Morning Paper this time.

The single is out now on Lostmusic Records
The Morning Paper myspace is here
Moscow Olympics myspace is here

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