AGRARIANS - Then Cherish Pity, Lest You Drive An Angel From Your Door

Agrarians - Then Cherish Pity, Lest You Drive An Angel From Your Door

20 songs
58:35 minutes
***** **
MT6

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The name hints at a regular band, but The Agrarians is in fact only Matthew Perzinski and his acoustic guitar. Not another boring singer/songwriter album, might be the first thought coming to your mind. Fortunately there is nothing to worry here, because The Agrarians, or rather Mr Perzinski, never fall into the trappings of charming melancholic guitar banalities. Instead you get a truly lo-fi productions, and haunting songs that couldn’t be filled with more darkness. With twenty songs and sixty minutes, Then Cherish Pity, Lest You Drive An Angel From Your Door is sometimes too long for its own good, but if you like the idea of taking the musical naivety of a Daniel Johnston with the prophet of doom mentality of a Jandek, then The Agrarians is certainly something for you. This is not an album I want to listen to every day, especially not when I am in a crappy mood, but all in all this is a nice piece of art that keeps a good balance between good songwriting and a very special and personal atmosphere.

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