The first time I listened to Paean's upcoming album on Act So Big Forest, Songs For Us To Sing, I was immediately aware of their resemblance to Bright Eyes. More than anything I was worried that people might just right this band off as just some folks that want to be Bright Eyes, when the truth is that they are already so much more. Beyond the vocals the similarities thin out quite a bit. The instrumentation is what carries this record through, while the lyrics themselves provide it's integral structure. The true beauty of such an incredible folk album is culled from the near eighteen months of work it took to complete and the obvious dedication each person involved.
MP3 :: Paean - Free Inside A Plan