Don’t let the name “The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers” distract you here. Regardless if you have to stop and say it a few times, work it around your mouth, think it through a few times and then confidently say it aloud. The band has the sound that will catch you far more easily than the name will (although I consider it integral to who they are now). Believe me.
Although I don’t know if anything new has come out of this duo (essentially Perry Wright with Alex Lazara and some help from a gaggle of others) in the last few years, but they have (had) the sound and songwriting that was only going either grow a small cult following or burst onto the indie music scene. I always assumed the cult following was a no brainer and I guess as we don’t see much coverage on Pitchfork these days, it is the route of the indie cult phenomena. I have been listening for a few years since their 2005 album “Mother of Love Emulates the Shapes of Cynthia” which was an astonishingly good album. You should head over here to get a copy as it is a must for anyone who enjoys smart songwriting that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but instead takes the music seriously and it shows.
But we are here for the Free EP, aren’t we? Well if it gets you listening, good, hell…it’s great then. The EP is called “Redux” and is a collection of demo, remixed versions of songs, compilation (Will Oldham Tribute & Esopus Magazine) for a total of 5 great tracks for a Wednesday, or any day for that matter.
Concerning the End of the World (Eterna Redux)
I am Morris Townsend (No-Fi Transmission)
Jeff Buckley Moves to Memphis (2001 Demo)
Raining in Darling (Cold Rock. Dull Grass) (Oldham tribute info)
Lisa (Esopus Magazine 2005)
Now go, go on and listen, become fans and escape into the world of the Prayers and Tears. Visit them for a bit more info (but only a bit more info to be honest) on their website along with a few more downloads.