I don't remember the exact point when I realized that I was listening to the Brooklyn band Hopewell, and I don't remember the exact moment when I realized that I liked it. I do, however, know the song that made me aware of their existence. That song was "Monolith" off of their "Beautiful Targets" album. There was a folky intensity about the structure of the song and the delivery of the hook "He stood tall and stiff, he was an ATHEIST!" sounds like a manic evangelist delivering a sermon about an unlikely protagonist. The rest of the album swirls and chimes with a garage rock meets psychedelic folk focus that's perfect for a long drive or a Sunday morning.
MP3 - Monolith - Hopewell
MP3 - Trees - Hopewell