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Dry the River

Based out of East London, Dry the River -- who have drawn comparisons to Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, and Noah and the Whale -- was formed as a solo vehicle for Norwegian-born singer/songwriter Peter Liddle, who described the band's sound as "folky gospel music played by a post-punk band." Liddle, who draws much of his lyrical inspiration from medicine and anthropology, the two subjects that were the focus of his time at University, eventually recruited Matt Taylor (guitar), Scott Miller (bass), Will Harvey (violin), and Jon Warren (drums) to round out the project, and landed a record deal with Transgressive in 2009. Well-reviewed performances at Glastonbury and South by Southwest garnered additional industry attention, and by the end of 2011, the group had cut their debut EP with National producer Peter Katis. The band's first full-length studio outing, Shallow Bed, arrived the following year and they went on to play a host of European festivals such as Rosklide and 2000 Trees, as well as traveling across the Atlantic for appearances at Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits to support its release. In 2013 they decamped to Iceland to record their sophomore album, Alarms in the Heart, which featured string arrangements by Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurðsson and was released in 2014. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Dry the River

  1.   Song
  2.   Weights & Measures
  3.   New Ceremony
  4.   Chambers & the Valves
  5.   No Rest
  6.   Family
  7.   Everlasting Light
  8.   Animal Skins
  9.   Hammer
  10.   Shaker Hymns
  11.   Bible Belt
  12.   Satellite Mind
  13.   Gethsemane
  14.   Roman Candle
  15.   Lion's Den
  16.   Demons
  17.   History Book
  18.   Thou Art Loosed
  19.   Shield Your Eyes
  20.   New Cross
  21.   Hooves of Doubt
  22.   Vessel
  23.   Rollerskate
  24.   Med School
  25.   Alarms in the Heart
  26.   Husk
  27.   Five Four
  28.   Hope Diamond
  29.   It Was Love That Laid Us Low
  30.   Coast
  31.   Hidden Hand
  32.   Night Owls

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