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Thursday, November 12

Justin's Pick of the Week: Pretend - Tapestry'd Life

California post-rock foursome Pretend have been playing and writing music together on the California coast for over a decade now. This confident sophomore release sees them writing arrangements seemingly influenced by the Pacific itself, with songs that gently wash in and evolve into cacophonous tidal waves and back again.

This is an album that is confident in taking its time. Clocking in at ninety minutes and featuring no single track under five, a collection of potential singles this isn't. Tapestry'd Life is a tantric experience, a record to be enjoyed in its entirety and with your full attention. Sitting on a beach at night with the tide coming in wouldn't hurt, either.

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