Mark these words; Manchester Orchestra will one day rule the world.
Their newly streaming track, “After the Scripture,” streaming over at Fuse, does nothing to disavow this foretelling.
The song remains throughout a slow and yearning endeavor, almost ominous to an extent. As the guitars plod along, strumming with just a kick of southwestern fire, lead vocalist Andy Hull beckons, pouring his words out in a mostly acapella delivery with elements of gospel and campfire sentimentality that just seems ready to explode at any moment. Fans of Manchester Orchestra’s previous endeavors, especially 2009’s "Mean Everything to Nothing," know the band is not shy when it comes to misleadingly somber openings. Prone to burst with distorted frenzy, the song seems to teeter on the verge, urging and restraining at the same time. It’s chaotic in its own right, almost painfully somber, but the crooning whelps of Hull do their best to quiet the inner voice that begs for a moments of raucous release. Needless to say, check it out.
“After the Scripture,” comes off the soundtrack for the forthcoming film, “Dallas Buyer’s Club.” The track runs alongside cuts from other greats like My Morning Jacket, Portugal. The Man, and Cold War Kids.
See the full track listing below:
1. Shuggie Otis "Sweet Thang"
2. The Naked and the Famous "Following Morning" (New Song)
3. The Airborne Toxic Event "Hell and Back" (New Song)
4. My Morning Jacket "Ready To Be Called On" (New Song)
5. Blondfire "Life of the Party" (New Song)
6. Fitz and the Tantrums "The Walker" (Reyland Allison Remix) (New Remix)
7. Tegan and Sara "Shudder To Think" (New Song)
8. Neon Trees "Mad Love" (Acoustic) (New Version)
9. Portugal. The Man "Main Man"
10. Capital Cities "Stayin Alive" (New Song)
11. Cold War Kids "Romance Languages"
12. AWOLNATION "Burn It Down" (Innerpartysystem remix) (New Remix)
13. Manchester Orchestra "After the Scripture" (New Song)
14. Thirty Seconds To Mars "City of Angels" (Acoustic) (New Version)
15. T. Rex "Main Man"
16. T. Rex "Life is Strange"