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Audio: Get Real High With Songs From The Alps

August 28, 2008

With all our rambling about vision quests and beaches, you'd think we published The FADER from a smoke-filled yurt in Bali, but the fact of the matter is, we don't. We sit in offices and stare at the reflection of the sun off the building next to us until we hallucinate. We are high on labor! Occasionally, during these times, we get an album that perfectly meshes with our deadline-induced delerium. Lately, that album has been The Alps' III (Type, Sep 08), the product of Tarentel's Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, ex-Tussle member Alexis Georgopoulos (better known as ARP) and Scott Hewicker of Troll, which we tend to listen to for hours on end without realizing it has been same 45-minutes repeated. The songs streaming from III on the band's MySpace happen to be two of our favorites: the slow-building monstrosity ""A Manhã Na Praia" (translation: "Morning on the Beach") and "Cloud One," a puffy cumulus of piano and guitars. The Alps have no pending tour dates but if you hang out in San Francisco, we imagine they are the guys being followed by packs of hippies.

Stream: The Alps, "A Manhã Na Praia" and "Cloud One" from III

Posted: August 28, 2008
Audio: Get Real High With Songs From The Alps