We Are The Willows-Dear Ms. Branstner

This band is playing tomorrow night at SubT! Go check them out!

Music. Defined.


We all look to the past for ideas and inspiration. We live in a time now where nostalgia is instantaneous, so when I heard about We Are The Willows new album I was immediately on board. Picture (Portrait) is crafted around correspondence between Peter Miller’s grandparents while his grandfather was fighting in WWII. This period, the Great War and all that, is such a huge piece of history that sometimes you need to bring it down to a two-person relationship to really understand the scope of it. The Greatest Generation was also, I think, the last truly romantic generation. For most people nowadays the idea of putting pen to paper is excruciating. And love letters? Really? A “right swipe” is about as close to Cassanova as today’s males will ever get.

So yeah, I’m fully invested in this record now. I want it to do well. Taking lines out of…

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