Download "Harlequin Bands" by The Lonelyhearts (Right-click or control-click to save to your computer)
Guitarist John Lindenbaum lives in Oakland, Calif., while keyboardist Andrew Perry lives in Iowa City, Iowa. But that hasn't stopped the two from making music together. Calling themselves The Lonelyhearts, the interstate collaborators worked together via the Internet to write and record a new collection of trippy folk-rock songs called Disaster Footage at Night. Lindenbaum and Perry cite Tom Petty as one of their biggest influences, and you can definitely hear Petty's sound in some of the ringing guitar work. Perry is studying for his MFA in non-fiction at the University of Iowa, so it's not surprising that the songs are also very literary. Lindenbaum, meanwhile, studies cultural geography at UC-Berkeley.
This is the opening cut to Disaster Footage At Night. It's called "Harlequin Bands."
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