Trouble

Hospitality

CD $12.98 BUY + Wish List
LP (w/ DL Coupon) ? $18.98 BUY + Wish List
MP3 (320kbps) ? $8.99 BUY + Wish List
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MRG471 | Release Date January 28, 2014

The process of completing Trouble was, for Hospitality, one of learning to accept silence, to let that empty space exist no matter what it might awaken or evoke. If you listen closely, you can hear a band pushing against their own boundaries and limitations until they find the very air around them subtly but perceptibly changed.


In its lyrics and its musical construction, Trouble is an album that wonders about the mysteries that lurk just beyond our field of vision. Amber Papini elaborates: “Most of the songs are about everyday environments that arouse anxiety or unease. The ocean isn’t meant for people; we aren’t supposed to be there, and some of the animals that live there are much bigger and faster than we are in the water. I think a lot of the songs deal with this ‘out of place’ kind of theme, feelings of unease and the questions of what is under you or what surrounds you.”



Perhaps a darker sound overall, but Trouble begins with the trademark Hospitality pop then unfurls to reward the listener with the more expansive stripped-down instrumentation of side B. And here, again, is that distinctively present silence, creating a space where an undulating synthesizer feels as alive and mysterious as a single voice in a room.

LP includes a coupon for a full download.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Nightingale 04:23 $0.99 Buy
Play Going Out 03:34 $0.99 Buy
Play I Miss Your Bones 04:08 $0.99 Buy
Play Inauguration 02:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Rockets and Jets 04:01 $0.99 Buy
Play Sullivan 04:01 $0.99 Buy
Play It's Not Serious 02:53 $0.99 Buy
Play Last Words 06:29 $0.99 Buy
Play Sunship 04:17 $0.99 Buy
Play Call Me After 02:10 $0.99 Buy

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