Today's free download is "The Newest Thing," a song by local group David Bernabo + Assembly, which will be featured on their upcoming Happener-Magicker LP, due this summer on Sort Of Records. An alternate version of this song is also on the recently released Mahler Box EP. The song, Bernabo notes, concerns a difference of opinion with his girlfriend "over the merits of The Arcade Fire," and also features musicians Lars Cleath, Will Dyar, Daryl Fleming, Scott Killebrew and Nate McDermott.
"'The Newest Thing,' written during his stint in bluesy band The 9th Ward, is a mellow tune that wouldn't drive any listeners out of Club Café." -- from Manny Theiner's recent review of the Mahler Box EP.