ARTIST / BAND: AMESTORY
SONG (MP3): THE MARCH
FILE UNDER: Indie / Rock / Alternative
LABEL: Portia Records
INFO: Amestory took three years to write the music for their debut album, which isn't such a long time considering it was spent building a bridge between indie rock, emo, melodic pop, and chamber music. The brainchild of California-based artists Mike Russell (vocals, guitar) of Respira, and Doug Prior (piano), Amestory -- which also includes J.D. Knotts (drums, slide) and Derek Coburn (bass) -- now seamlessly leaps between meticulously-constructed haunting orchestral sounds and minimalist rock. With alternately somber and dubiously optimistic lyrics layered over evocative instrumentals, Amestory's self-titled debut begs to be listened to while contemplating that failed relationship as the rain pounds on your window..."