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Bonus MP3: This Old House -- "At Risk"

A couple weeks back (the same night as our DOMA showcase in Dallas), Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios hosted a show featuring DOMA nominees Matthew and the Arrogant Sea and Sarah Jaffe. But, as I scanned the listing for the show, I saw that it was a release show of sorts--only, not for Matthew or Sarah. Instead, these two area powerhouses were performing at the CD release party for a 6-song EP by a band called This Old House.

Um.... who? That's what I asked myself, at least.

Turns out, the band is yet another one of those Denton-based acts that's recorded with Jason Kelly of Fergus & Geronimo and Daniel Ziegler of Teenage Cool Kids. But the sound's a little bit different than you might expect. How so? Well, to help show you, This Old House was kind enough to send along an mp3 for "At Risk," which happens to be the band's longest song topping out at six-and-a-half minutes. And you can check out the narcotic summertime jam after the jump...

Bonus mp3:

This Old House -- "At Risk"


With it's ambient, cooed "lyrics," the last minute of the track sounds remarkably similar to Von or Ágætis Byrjun-era Sigur Ros, while the rest of the track comes across like it could be some hazy outtake from a long-lost live recording of a Tripping Daisy jam session (which makes sense, actually, because, as bassist Drew McCary says, other than the vocal track, the EP was recorded live).

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For what it's worth, though, most of This Old House's other songs have tangible vocals. Check out some of the band's other songs streaming here

Oh, and the EP should be available at Recycled later this week. 

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