MP3: Christ, Lord – “I Was”

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Part of Christ, Lord’s strength has always been the immediacy of their music. The group’s enigmatic blend of gypsy, vaudeville, folk and jazz feels vibrant and spontaneous and is best heard live and in person where their song’s worldly wrinkles and rusted edges can be felt the fullest. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the band’s follow-up to their 2010 debut full-length, Magnalia Christi, would be a live album. Recorded by Brandon Camarda and Pat Brooks of Little Tybee, 11.11.11 : A Live Session is a collection of both old and new songs that will be self-released early next month. The album’s first single, “I Was,” finds the band unfurling a lively gypsy melody punctuated by swaying rhythms, winsome violin and the brassy ring of a trumpet. It’s wonderfully blithe and unrestrained, but the song’s rollicking energy helps hold it all together nicely. Check it out below.

MP3: Christ, Lord - I Was

Christ, Lord will celebrate the release of 11.11.11 : A Live Session on Wednesday, December 7 at the Earl. Headlining the show will be indie pop outfit We the Lion, while Faun and a Pan Flute are slated to kick off the festivities. Doors open at 9pm. $5 gets you in.

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