We’ve written about Modern Nature, the new project from Jack Cooper‘s defunct duo, Ultimate Painting. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention James Hoare’s long-running band The Proper Ornaments. Since the demise of the duo, both members have jumped headfirst into other projects, and Mission Bells is a fine new album of melancholy pop. The album often reminds us of John Lennon‘s underrated Walls & Bridges run through a filter of Jesus & Mary Chain’s Stoned and Dethroned and Meddle-era Pink Floyd, especially on “Echoes,” easily the finest number here. Lofty comparisons? Sure are. But that’s the thing…Mission Bells lives up to them…and more.
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