Ida - Lovers Prayers
Release Date: January 29th, 2008
Record Label: Polyvinyl Record Co.
Minimalist folk delicately backed by male-female vocals. That about sums it up.
How Is It?
Being this is the band's tenth or eleventh album, it's easy to see why all fourteen songs on Lovers Prayers scream road-weariness and a maturity beyond the album cover's fifth-grade flower doodle. The vocals are the best aspect to Lovers (and I suspect the band) as the instruments tend to act as the songs' ceiling fan: providing some comfort and cadence to Elizabeth Mitchell and Daniel Littleton's soothing duet. The restless ear will wander after three or four songs here, unfortunately. It seems to be more of a roadtrip-in-the-South soundtrack or just some damn good music to study to. Either way you approach it, Ida have certainly created a nice full-length that'll put your ears to rest (in the best possible way).