Album: Bodies of Water, A Certain Feeling (Secretly Canadian)

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Indie-gospel, the bloggers are calling it. And, yes, it does seem that the debut album proper from LA-based quartet Bodies of Water marks a defining moment in a sound that has seeped through Danielson into the DNA of Bright Eyes and Arcade Fire.

It's impossible to describe how special 'A Certain Feeling' is: this is life-affirming music that heralds the arrival of the new-wave New Seekers. All this, plus poetry and profundity in lyrics such as: "If I were a bell/What would make the metal of me sing?/Oh, friends, not these tones/In a time too soft for bells, they ring/Where is solace in the noise they bring?"