Ages and Ages – “Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)”
Pairs Well With…Lord Huron, Typhoon, Hey Marseilles
Folk-pop band Ages and Ages’ latest single is one of the most pleasant surprises of this year’s SXSW project. “Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)” is a track that starts with a whispered mantra, a lone strumming voice walking life’s highway. One by one his band joins in – drums, piano, handclaps, harmonies. A minute-thirty in, “Divisionary” turns into an orchestral folk anthem, an album’s worth of adventuring in the blink of an eye. Here’s to a breakout year for Ages and Ages, be on the lookout for their sophomore full-length, also titled Divisionary, this March.
2011 Review: a folky indie rock band from Portland, Oregon with a lo fi experimental pop approach. AgesandAges are a new band, releasing their debut LP a week ago. Their sound is admittedly somewhat immature for their genre, but it does give it an endearing edge. They take a pretty minimal approach to the music, often letting the instruments find harmonic space without much fuzziness. AgesandAges are a band of good ideas; it seems like they bring a few different influences amongst the seven members of the band. They have some acoustic videos on their website that really highlight some of their key elements, especially nice multipart vocal harmonies.