Sub Pop's recent signing Rose Windows has something of a culty feel about them--less Jim Jones and more Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies. "Wartime Lovers" commences with a flurry of keys before the whistle-able riff locks in, but what makes this track is the blast of yawning vocals which sound like someone had locked Sam Cooke in the basement only to have him return to Seattle after listening to a ton of traditional Andean folk music. Rose Windows is the brainchild of songwriter Chris Cheveyo, though you'd hardly guess from hearing the septet seamlessly weave "Wartime Lovers" together.
Check out a video of Rose Windows performing on KEXP below:
The Sun Dogs
Label: Sub Pop Records
Release Date: June 25th, 2013