Folky pop rock with a “scrap metal” beat – sounds delicious to me. This is the first I’ve heard from them, and it’s got me hungry for more. Their debut called There Is A Mountain is out June 1st. If you like your pop to be sweet but still rough around the edges, check this shit out.

In the album’s eleven elaborately cinematic outsider-pop tracks, violin innuendos and organ riffs tangle with scrap metal samples and found sounds. While thoughtful and often somber in theme, Russo’s songs are playfully bizarre, informed by extensive field research in the life of the heartbroken, reckless, romantic and mentally ill from a reflective and victorious post-everything perspective.

Common Prayer – Us vs. Them