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The Most Serene Republic Play Echoplex Tonight

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Artist: The Most Serene Republic
Album: Population
Label: Arts & Crafts

Listen to their sample track "The Men Who Live Upstairs":

The Most Serene Republic play at the Echoplex tonight, opening for Los Campesinos but don't miss them TMSR because they might be the better reason to go to the show. I love how their new album opens, the first track, "Humble Peasants", is an instrumental but I'm a sucker for whistling during songs. TMSR write "epic" music, with chorus style vocals that bring to mind The Arcade Fire and perhaps even The Polyphonic Spree. Lots of horn sounds, lots and lots of strings - ok yeah, a full on orchestra seems to back up this band and I'm intrigued as to how they're going to pull this off live.

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Other than the opening tune, my other favorite track on the album is "Battle Hymn of the Republic", a veritable march. There's some pseudo mournful tunes on here but lot's of these mega choruses which I'm not so sure I'm hip to. They remind me of another group called The Russian Futurists but they also make me think about Christian Rock and I'd like to not think about that. Check out the sample track up above and make sure you get to the show on time to see them open, they could very well be the best reason to go out tonight.