athens’ five eight, i had never heard of em until some folks on twitter, who’s opinions i trust, started tossing their name around and proclaiming them to be quite grand – my words not theirs. well, ive listened to their recently released, and i think first record w the original lineup in 14 years, your god is dead to me now, and it is indeed pretty fuckin awesome. there’s a record that comes to mind that made a huge huge splash back in 03 that kinda catapulted the band into some kind of stardom. well, at least within a certain sect of people. that record being the wrens’ meadowlands, and me thinks if enough people gave this record a real hard listen it could make such an impact. subject matter-wise, their quite on par, but musically they have a very silkworm kinda sound, or does silkworm have a five eight kind of sound? anyway, definitely a contender for a top ten spot of the year. your god is dead to me now is being released, or was released, via iron horse records.