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

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