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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.   Thou Art Loosed
  8.   Shield Your Eyes
  9.   History Book
  10.   Demons
  11.   Night Owls
  12.   Bible Belt
  13.   Husk
  14.   Everlasting Light
  15.   Rollerskate
  16.   Gethsemane
  17.   Animal Skins
  18.   Shaker Hymns
  19.   Lion's Den
  20.   New Cross
  21.   Coast
  22.   Satellite Mind
  23.   Vessel
  24.   Hammer
  25.   It Was Love That Laid Us Low
  26.   Roman Candle
  27.   Hope Diamond
  28.   Alarms in the Heart
  29.   Five Four
  30.   Hooves of Doubt
  31.   Med School
  32.   Hidden Hand

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