The apex of Our Little Hymnal comes in the form of â€œMarylawn Hair.â€ Multiple loops and moody harmonies fire off in the background keeping the song moving forward, while allowing the band to channel some of shoegazeâ€™s heyday and intertwine with some of prog rocks finest moments as well.
â€œâ€˜Marylawn Hairâ€™ rolls through from beginning to end,â€ says bass player Scott Vangenderen. â€œI love playing it live because I donâ€™t have the chance to blink an eye.â€
Comprised of songs created over a five-year time span, Our Little Hymnal was created by John Mosloskie (vocals/guitars/keys/banjo/slide guitar), Ryan Smith (drums/percussion), Ryan Cheresnick (guitars), Scott Vangenderen (bass), Mike Ortega (keys/guitars/vocals) and Lou Dâ€™Elia (guitars) to join an experimental panoramic ambience with urban undercurrents and a forceful and impetuous rejoicing. The result is the untainted sound of freedom.
Holler, Wild Rose dates:
09.13 Clifton, NJ @ Redemption Studios (special listening party)
09.17 Brooklyn, NY @ The Luna Lounge (record release party)
09.22 Brooklyn, NY @ Sugarland (Holler, Wild Rose! DJ sets/ dance party)
â€œOur Little Hymnal takes bits from almost too many of my favorites, tossing in elements of Sigur Ros, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and The Verve. I know I know… It is almost a mind explosion worth of sources, but somehow this New Jersey band was able to harness those powers and channel them into a damn beautiful album.â€ – The Tripwire
â€œThis music is always adding something, you can bury yourself in the mix discovering new sounds and instruments … The overall depth of the album keeps one coming back for more to find new spaces within the songs.â€ – quarterlifeparty.com
â€œHad The Verve not imploded, and instead hired a Thom Yorke-ophile Jeff Buckley to sing his interpretation of Sigur RÃ³s covering Loveless, you’d have Holler, Wild Rose!. Our Little Hymnal creates the dark, almost frighteningly personal, ultimately redemptive atmospherics of a moving black and white art film. This is music to immerse oneself in — unplug everything else, put on the headphones, turn out the light, recline comfortably, and let the songs carry you off to wherever each takes you.â€ – Ted Leibowitz, BAGeL Radio