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Manchester Orchestra

Nov. 23 • Southgate House Revival

By Deirdre Kaye · November 20th, 2013 · Sound Advice
soundadvice_manchester_orchestra_photo_andrew_thomas_leeManchester Orchestra - Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee
Atlanta is a decent enough place. The best thing going for the city is its musical history. Nearly 10 years ago, that very music scene birthed Manchester Orchestra. For that, tens of thousands of fans are eternally grateful to the overstuffed city of Hotlanta. 

Though born out of frustration and isolation during lead singer Andy Hull’s days in high school, Manchester Orchestra is far from lonely now. For almost a decade, the band has toured across the globe collecting famous friends (like Brand New and Biffy Clyro) and devoted fans everywhere it goes. The band’s driving guitars and urgent vocals pick up even more followers each time Manchester Orchestra’s music gets used on television shows, which is fairly often. 

It’s been nearly three years since the last Manchester Orchestra album, but the new material drought ended when the Indie Rock ensemble recently released the new single “After the Scripture,” featured on the soundtrack for the anticipated new Matthew McConaughey film, Dallas Buyers Club.

The track is also expected to be included on the band’s fourth full-length album, which is targeted for release within the first few months of 2014.

Manchester Orchestra is loud and rattling, both from the volume the group can unleash and from the depth and emotion in its lyrics. Whether filtered through computer speakers or amplified live from the stages of some of America’s best venues, the group’s music has a way of making “all the feels” come rocketing to the surface. 

Manchester Orchestra is bloody brilliant.

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA plays a sold-out show with The Front Bottoms and O'Brother Saturday, Nov. 24 at Southgate House Revival in Newport. Check out performance times and get venue details here.