Despite the fact that the raw poignant record Mean Everything to Nothing is already in the books, it isn’t blatantly apparent that Manchester Orchestra has reached their full potential just yet. With just two months to go before the release of the band’s third album Simple Math, Manchester Orchestra has delivered an enthralling teaser. A momentum builder by trait, “Simple Math” combines both the raucous energy of Mean Everything to Nothing and the warm melodic sentiment of the debut. Picking up right where he left off, Andy Hull’s lyricism is simple and pungent; conveyed brilliantly through his angelic vocals and complemented by the presence of a string section. “What if you were crazy, would we have to listen then?” solicits Hull, with a wall of melodious sound crashing in just moments later as “Simple Math” reaches a potent climax. If the title track is any indication of the band’s progress over the past two years, it is that Manchester Orchestra is primed for an indie rock classic; something even greater than the band’s previous acclaimed outings.
Manchester Orchestra is an indie rock band which formed in Atlanta, Georgia, United States in 2005. They consist of Andy Hull (vocals, guitar), Robert McDowell (guitar), Jonathan Corley (bass), Christopher Freeman (keyboards) and Jeremiah Edmond (drums, 2005-2010). The band has released two albums - 2006's "I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child" and 2009's "Mean Everything to Nothing".... read more