Meet Norwegian Arms.
Philadelphian Brendan Mulvihill traveled to Siberia with a mandolin and a Vampire Weekend record and hung out with the wolves for a year. (Brendan, the flights to Edmonton have to be cheaper than Siberia).
Came back to the States with a sea of Siberian gulag tales and hopped in the studio with Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick. The result is a Vampire-ish Weekend sounding record where they sing about Soviet Russia instead of The Hamptons. Neat.
Its a little off beat, rustic, weird, pretty, interesting. Songs about a time and a place and an adventure.
Go with yourself.