[VIDEO] Oryx and Crake – “The Road” and “Hold Hands for Dry Land”


It hasn’t even been a full year since Oryx and Crake put out their first full length, but the band is already at work on album number two.  They’ve been playing some of the new material live, and it sounds incredible.  They opened with two new ones at Saturday’s house party, and that’s where the above video comes from.

I previously said that new song “The Road” might be my favorite thing they’ve ever written, but “Hold Hands for Dry Land” isn’t far behind.  It’s upbeat and rollicking in a way that’s reminiscent of “Pretty How Towns” from their debut, and I get an unexpected Ted Leo vibe from Ryan’s vocals.  The audio on this recording is a little thin, but it’s enough for you to get the general idea.

I recorded a few of the older songs, too, but they’re still processing since my internet connection has slowed to a crawl.  I’ll update this post once they’re finished.


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