Algiers are releasing ‘Miles and Miles Of Rosary Beads’, their second single from debut album You’re The Captain, on 9 June 2014. Released digitally, the single is backed with the brand new track ‘Dirty Monsters’.
Plucked from a record full of indelible melodic crescendos, ‘Miles and Miles’ represents the apex of their guitar-drums-vocals simplicity. Guitarist William K J Anderson and drummer John W Goodwin’s voices soar over the glorious chiming racket, almost an uplifting herald for the summer with a tinge of regret for the end of spring.
A video accompanies the single – nostalgic slow-motion training action in tasteful black and white – which is premièred on Vevo:
Algiers are also embarking on a short but sturdy Scottish tour. Go see them:
28 Dundee @ Non Zeros
29 Glasgow @ 13th Note
30 Aberdeen @ Cellar 35
31 Arbroath @ TBA
Algiers started following a chance meeting in a bar. After realising who one another was, and big fans of the others’ previous band – The Maple State (Goodwin) and Dartz! (Anderson) – one rehearsal together turned into four months of collaboration. A musical bond and partnership was born.
Not knowing any bass players who would fit, they settled on being a two-piece and with a common ground in their fondness for indie-rock bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, American Football, The Weakerthans and The Walkmen, they set about writing songs, focusing on standard pop-song formulas; relying more on melody and simpler structures than their previous bands. The result is a sound that’s both heady and visceral. A sound that feels weightless and timeless with wandering guitars and heart-on-sleeve vocals.
“‘Four Priests’…an indie-pop gem if there ever was one. Algiers are definitely one to watch.” Punktastic