In the fall of 2010 we hailed Admiral Fallow frontman and chief songwriter Louis Abbott as "an important new indie voice, akin to The Decemberist's Colin Meloy or Tim Smith of Midlake" and the band's debut Boots Met My Face as "a triumphant, visionary work." So needless to say we're pretty darn well primed for the Scottish band's upcoming album Tree Bursts In Snow, arriving in the U.K. May 1 via Nettwerk. "Beetle in the Box" leads the way in gloriously splendiferous fashion, measured guitar riffs and tightly wound male/female harmonies (Abbott and Sarah Hayes) bursting forth from an absolutely irresistable chorus. Free download at the Admiral Fallow site.
Admiral Fallow - "Beetle in the Box" (from Tree Bursts In Snow)