Friday, August 01, 2008

New To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "You've Gone Too Far"

Stream: To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "You've Gone Too Far"
Download: To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "Children's Minds Are Malleable"
Download: To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "Enter Weatherly Scott"
Download: To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "Lovers and Liars"

Nothing says music for a rainy day like the out-of-this-world, glacial soundscapes of Minneapolis duo To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie. The twosomes soothingly apocalyptic sounds on last year's The Patron made that album a favorite of many, including this site (as well as more prominent ones).

So, naturally, anticipation is high in some quarters as to what the Bourgeoisie will do next. I mean, besides plunder the nation's poor for all they're worth and bankrupt an entire country. Oh, wait, that's already happened.

While there's no word yet on a proper follow-up to The Patron, the heady concept album about two corporations in love, curious listeners can hear what the band is up to by heading over to the group's MySpace Page. It's there that TKAPB have posted a new track called "You've Gone Too Far". Beginning with a wave of white noise, "Too Far" slowly and steadily incorporates a minor-third melody on piano, a just-there-enough drumbeat, and, of course, Jenna Wilhelm's haunting vocals.

Around the four-and-a-half minute mark, the tide of sound becomes ever higher, a gorgeous pattern of ambient melodies emerge, and the duo ride out the rest of the song on it. What's even more interesting is the tribal drums at the very end, suggesting that maybe TKAPB will incorporate a little Liars influence on their next record.

"You've Gone Too Far" is probably one of the more mellow tracks that the band has ever done. If, as the band stated on the Modern Radio message boards, this is on their next album, then expect an effort that's as excellent as The Patron was.

Stream "You've Gone Too Far" over at the TKAPB MySpace Page. The song is incredible, you should really check it out.

(Jonathan Graef)

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