Beginning Again.

I know, I know…Another long break between posts. I do apologise – life has gotten itself quite busy as of late, and so I haven’t had the time to either post, nor track down new music. However, as I’ve often promised before, this will change. And, as ever, you’ll all accept this. Until my next long break.

And, as ever, I offer a stunning song as a peace offering. This time, a band called Measure, with “Begin Again”.

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Stealing directly from their MySpace…

Measure was born out of a long distance collaboration between singer/songwriter Laura Distasi and guitarist/producer/programmer David Little. Before ever having met face to face the two had already produced the songs that would act as the foundation for the sweeping, cinematic sound that has become Measure.

One year after each relocating to Brooklyn, NY the Laura and David produced an EP entitled “Begin Again”. This 5 song debut is immediately accessible, vulnerable, and honest; the melodies and beats are infectious; the arrangements intricate and dynamic. The songs feel their way though impressionistic landscapes, exploring the complex depth of relationships and change.. nostalgic, yet hopeful, that anything worth lamenting is, once was, or could be beautiful.

There’s not a huge amount I can add, apart from hypnotic. Singsong. Haunting. Vaguely unsettling – a slightly off-rhythm drum signature that only adds to the overall beauty of the song.

Stunning.

Wake up
To sun
‘Cause morning
Does come
If all you can rely on is the feel of your feet on the wood floor
And all you can depend on is a movement gives you some direction
Then begin again.
You’re no calendar
You’re no concrete plan
Begin again
Don’t waste your time waiting for someone to tell you When

Wake up
To sun
‘Cause morning
Still comes
So move around your furniture,
Or put it all out on the curb,
And drive away to something new
Watch the skyline sink behind you
And begin again
You’re no calendar
You’re no concrete plan
Begin again
Don’t waste your time waiting for someone to tell you when
Begin again
‘Cause walking out doors only works if you shut them
Begin again
And quit looking backwards, you know where you have been

Begin again.
You’re no calendar
You’re no concrete plan
Begin again.
Don’t waste your time
‘Cause no one’s gonna tell you when

Wake up

Measure – Begin Again

www: Measure’s offical website, MySpace, and Facebook Page.

4 comments

  1. Frankly, I just adore every post you make- so every time a new post comes I’m happy :) Another great band! Your blog makes me buy so much music… thanks!

  2. I have this blog favourited and check it every day just to see how more music we have in common!..LOVE the site and this song is gorgeous!:)…thank you!:)

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