Friday, September 25, 2009

Higher Education

I thoroughly enjoyed Princeton's older material. The simplicity of their 2006 debut A Case of the Emperor's Clothes piqued my attention in the group with its strong melodies and concise but stripped down acoustic guitar pop. I don't know how I wasn't aware of their 2008 Bloomsbury EP, a concept album about an imaginative group of British intellectuals, no doubt inspired by the group's stay in London, UK.

On Sept. 29, 2009, they will release Cocoon of Love, which of course, is an advancement of these last two records, with both subtle songwriting and philosophical lyrical content about how those people, places and things you encounter immense themselves into your memory.

Sounds deep, but I hope the structure of their early, perhaps more naive, older songs still shine through.

Princeton - They Sing in Her Head (mp3) (buy)

Princeton - Calyso Gold (mp3) (buy)

Princeton - Ms. Bentwich (mp3) (buy)

1 comment:

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I will always prefer their early stuff i think, The Waves is definitely their best song, but you have to admire them stretching out. Can't quite hear the British influence yet, hope they come back to London to get some more!!