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|located in||Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada|
The Newfound Interest In Connecticut was an early 2000s Canadian midwest emo band that have retrospectively earned much acclaim and respect, for their masterful combination of midwest emo with post-rock on their LP, “Tell Me About The Long Dark Path Home”. The band had humble beginnings as a band playing pop-punk in the style of midwest emo, similarly to e.g. Jimmy Eat World (c.f. esp. “Clarity” ()). Already in their first album, there were hints at the post-rock to come, but it was not until theirLP that this would come to fruition — the first
track on said LP is already a post-rock instrumental. Drawing another comparison to “Clarity” here is tempting due to the last track on that album (“Goodbye Sky Harbor”), but the post-rock of The Newfound Interest In Connecticut is vastly different.
The Newfound Interest In Connecticut’s midwest emo/post-rock hybridization not only predates other, more well-known practitioners (e.g. CSTVT and The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die), but it is also more creatively diverse in its sonic textures, and manages to fully evoke the power of the greatest “post-rock” bands and the power of the greatest midwest emo bands within just one album. The title of “Tell Me About The Long Dark Path Home” is evocative, as the music itself seems almost frigid and bleak, but nevertheless achieves stirringly emotional textures and climaxes. All of this, combined with the occasionally mathy tendencies of the album (albeit not enough to warrant a math rock label — only as much as is typical of midwest emo), makes it feel like “Spiderland” () if it was written by a midwest emo band that listened a lot to fellow Torontonians Do Make Say Think (esp. considering the experimentation with wind instruments).
According to some hearsay (archived), the origin of the band’s name is an online relationship that one of the band members had with someone in Connecticut.
notes on the distributions
The distributions for “Less Is More Or Less” with a CD rip from Soulseek, thanks to /u/Ceasing.
The Newfound Interest In Connecticut’s side of the split with Plant The Bomb is also found on “Tell Me About The Long Dark Path Home”; the track length from the latter is used in our listing here for the “$4 Split”.
The hidden track at the end of “Tell Me About The Long Dark Path Home” is distributed in MP3; the rest is FLAC.
|title||Less Is More Or Less||[split] $4 Split||Tell Me About The Long Dark Path Home|
|distributions||None! Do you have one?|