On their latest Animal Trust EP, Acres of Diamonds follow up 2010’s debut with three dark, post-punky songs recorded at Miner Street Studios. Mixing in a healthy dose of pop catchy-ness, Animal Trust hands out some unexpected twists by-way of an organ on the Sonic Youth-esque “Sweet Believers” and occasional Kate Bush-ian theatrics on the title track. Vocalist
Sarah Davis’ Gwen Rooker’s raspy alto recalls the eeriness of Family Band singer Kim Krans at times, adding a mysterious counter-point to the fully-developed guitar and drum layers. Acres of Diamonds will be performing at PhilaMOCA on January 18th with Univox, Pow Wow! and Lux Perpetua. More information can be found here. Below, stream Acres of Diamond’s Animal Trust EP.