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The Orchard - Barsuk
FILTER Grade: 85%
By Mary Kosearas on August 27, 2010
Start at the beginning and let it play all the way through: The Orchard gives us an achingly mature version of a band yet to fail. Wes Miles sings his heart out, but not any more than the rest of the musicians play. Along with some help from Andrew Maury and mixed by Chris Walla (with one assist from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij), this incredibly talented group commits to a sound that is reflective of the challenging but thrilling days we are currently aging ourselves through.