Onward Chariots make their debut with a concept record.
Onward Chariots features members involved with such bands as Cake, Fiery Furnaces, Sebadoh, the Dresden Dolls and more, so with that much experience, you’d expect their debut to be a well-oiled machine. In fact, it’s so well-oiled that the band decided to make their very first album a concept record, chronicling one man’s struggle with what it is to love, from babyhood to adolescent crushes to failed relationships. The album, This Is My Confession, features indie pop to garage rock to orchestral minimalism and cheesy dance-pop and even a song about Mel Gibson. The album releases January 29th through Skipping Stones. Download the whirling first single, “Mama”, that sort of reminds me of a mix between Yellow Ostrich and Sufjan Stevens.
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