Beyond Things, "Our Call Outs" 

Bloomington indie-folk band Beyond Things make good on the promise of their name, exploring metaphysical questions in well-phrased and provocative ways, like how anyone could consider themselves a "self-contained unit" - "Unable to photosynthesize and you think you're alone? You can't even breathe on your own" - and the space that separates you and me - "It's just skin that holds the insides in and it's just skin that keeps the outsides out." And they make good on the promise of their pedigree, picking up from where some band members left off with defunct Secretly Canadian band The Panoply Academy Glee Club and plenty of contemporary bands from the mid to late '90s. Hannah Jones' violin gives several tracks a chamber-music lyricism (both classical and modernist) while Darren Some-eers-gleen sincerely poses gadfly-esque questions in a distinctive, high-pitched, taut croon. While most tracks are orchestrated in a somewhat sparse freak-folk style (a little mandolin here, some keyboard there), the opener "Our Shut Eye" shows how much the band can do with only a drum beat and a simple lyric. Nourishing, quietly experimental stuff.

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