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Eros and the Eschaton

"An honest overtly-talented group of true artists, Eros and the Eschaton are full of creative spirit and ambient imagery that are nothing short of an atmospheric blessing." -Listen Before You Buy "Life is simple: You meet someone and you tour with them and you fall in love with them and then you have a baby with them and then you start a band with them and then you get signed and then you put out an album." -via MxDwn.com The sound of a baby crying begins Home Address for Civil War, the debut album by North Carolina-based dream pop duo Eros and the Eschaton. In the case of this album, it's no anonymous baby braying but the child of bandmembers and couple Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins. After meeting when touring in separate bands, the two fell in love, started a family, and eventually settled down in Greensboro, North Carolina, intent on recording, living together, and raising their son. The dreamy, layered pop of the album suggests both the kind of single-minded insularity that comes from a time of isolated focus as well as the intimacy of family. Starting with the booming "20 Different Days," the band buries Perdoni's Breeders-esque melodies deep under layers of shoegaze guitar tones and clouds of reverb before exploding into the catchy electronic hooks of its chorus. It's Last Splash by way of Loveless, and one of the best tracks on the album. Rhythm takes center stage for many of the other songs, with "Carry the Water" marrying booming acoustic drums with growling organ and obscured vocals in an Arcade Fire-like display of triumphant sound. "Terence McKenna" unfurls in a similar way, with distorted percussion and marching guitar melodies all but drowning out Hawkins and Perdoni's driven vocal lines. The band drifts seamlessly through washes of fuzzy ambient pop like "You Know I Do," again pulling drum sounds to the top of the mix. The lopsided amounts of fuzz and joyful noise call to mind the mixing experiments of stalwarts like the Boo Radleys and Slowdive, and also put Eros and the Eschaton in a class with Beach House, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, or any of their brightest dream pop contemporaries. Home Address for Civil War is the warm, delirious product of two creative souls deeply in love, nested away from the rest of the world and finding a collective voice in the process.-AllMusic.com BLURT! MAGAZINE "The two formed Eros and the Eschaton around the duo’s meeting, falling in love, moving in together, having a child and hitting the road —all in short order. Their sonically mature debut, Home Address for Civil War (Bar/None), chronicles the growth of their family as much as it does band the band and its music." BEST NEW BANDS.COM “Eros and the Eschaton not only managed to produce one of the most significant new shoegaze records in recent years; they have also captured the important element of making music: it’s heart.” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND "… a vibrant outpouring of shoegaze.” SPIN Magazine “… proof the outfit would make great double-date partners with Yo La Tengo.” ALLMUSIC.COM “It’s Last Splash by way of Loveless.”

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