Out of It and Into It

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  • Summary: The Brooklyn duo return to their guitar roots for the band's third album on new label ATP Recordings.
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  1. Q Magazine
    Mar 14, 2012
    This wonderfully bleak record exists in a cocoon of early-hours introspection, with melancholy guitars rippling around the pair's half-whispered vocals. [April 2012, p.105]
  2. Mar 30, 2012
    From start to finish this is an album that possesses an alluring pull. Even when things are starting to sound a little sinister, the perfect guitar work, woozy vocals and hazy ambience that Tall Firs create is hard to ignore.
  3. Uncut
    Mar 16, 2012
    The loss of drummer Ryan Sawyer has gutted their alt.rock muscle, making Out of It less visceral, but ultimately more singular, affecting and timeless. [Apr 2012, p.87]
  4. Jan 10, 2013
    They still have the riffs, but without the snap of a snare drum to keep things in line, the chiming guitars become repetitive and amorphous.
  5. Mar 22, 2012
    Mies and Mullen have successfully mined this kind of temporal, freak-folk territory before, but Out of It and Into It feels more like a step backwards than a cerebral expansion.
  6. Mar 30, 2012
    As it turns out, the defining feature of Out Of It... is this lack of a subtle affliction or blockbuster cataclysm with which to gel these 11 tracks together. Dig deep enough and you'll find a sketch of significance, a glimmer of greater worth but it's too ill-formed to really make out meaningfully.
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