After the majesty that was their debut album Palace Pier, it's understandable that Heidi Klum's Bangs would take a step back for a second before diving into more music. Thankfully the wait was worth it and the Beck brother's have returned with two more wonderful songs in the form of a nice and neat digital single. Heidi Klum's Bangs are touching on a bit more of their folk influences with this release. "Breathe in the Lamplight" really brings this to the forefront. It's the little things about the song, with the guitar and drum work more to the front and the marimba more of a background helper than on their previous tunes, the song is more of mini-interpersonal sprawl of a indie folk song than the pure post-E6 obsession of their album's songs. Just with the way the title manages to evoke dusk, the song is ever so dreamy, if you can call it that.
Where that E6 sound really shines is on the 'b-side', "The Lanes". Its first part is very similar to that of "Breathe in the Lamplight", a very bittersweet tale of longing for love. Then fore going the traditional route of indulging in instrumental despair to better personify the song, the band jumps into an extremely satisfying build up with glockenspiel, trumpets, and crashing drum work that make the ending perfect, and make the rest of the song along with it.
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