NY four piece Gospels don’t appear to have been around for very long, having only joined Facebook yesterday, however their sound displays a maturity surely born out of hours and hours of recording and meticulous practice. Comprised of Alex Frenkel, Mike Gordon, Alex Marans and Owen Murphy, their debut three track release entitled Greenhouse Session I is a wonderful coalescence of dream pop and folk inspirations.
There’s touches of Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses amongst their trio of tracks, most noticeably on the superb White Fence, that begins as a vocal led number before opening out into an expansive Foals-esque track, complimented by a jagged guitar riff. However my personal favourite is the stunning Animal Feelings, a track that flows so naturally that it’s impossible to not be seduced. It’s clear that there’s a strong understanding between the group, which is excellently portray by these well-rounded debut tracks, marking them out as a one to watch in 2012. Check out Animal Feelings below, and head over to their bandcamp for a download of all three tracks.