Mp3 of the Week: The Broken River Prophet

DOWNLOAD: The Broken River Prophet, "Alec's Vision" [mp3]

The Broken River Prophet have come a long way since 1994 — without ever leaving Allston. Adam Brilla (of Lockgroove, Tiny Amps, Shenzou 5, and the Seana Carmody Band) imagined an evolving exploration of country, psych, and folk musics, but it’s not likely he foresaw the panorama of sounds that’s ensued. After more than a decade of amorphous memberships and genre-resistant experimentation, the group have finally been “curated” into what feels like a band. On “Alec’s Vision,” from their new With Infinite Arms To Cradle the Flames, the sweet boy/girl vocals of Brilla and Deborah Warfield navigate storms of bristly guitars, but the real surprise is the overt pop — think Silversun Pickups without their fashion pouts. Grab the MP3 above, and then nab your own copy of Infinite Arms at the CD-release show this Saturday, August 16, at the Middle East upstairs.

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