I don't normally do this sort of post, but then I don't normally do the sort of post I did the last three times I've posted, and I'm in the wilds of exam stress at the moment so I'm going to DO IT ANYWAY
Because this band is incredible.
America del Sur formed somewhere in America some time in the last few years. Then they broke up. When they did exist, they made an album on tape and for free download on the internet.
It's a synthesis of Grizzly Bear-esque unusual chordliness, Of Montreal-sque many-chordfulness, Tapes 'n' Tapes-ish energy, Pavement-oid guitar meandering and...
It's just fantastic, put it that way. It's the great lost American record, better than everything but maybe five albums I've heard in the past year. And it's legitimately free. You need to hear this.
America del Sur - America Del Sur (Rack and Ruin Records, 2008)
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