From the edge of the mountain

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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 31, 2013

A new EP by If and It sounds fuzzier, darker, and more mournful than we remember them. They’re an incredibly prolific band, with a catalog now deep enough that we’re able to distinguish how they sound different based on location. This one, titled In With Nobody, was recorded in a small cabin at the base of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and yeah, it’s got a far more stoner-ish vibe than, say, the pristine country-folk record Sparkly Gold they recorded at Forest City Studios in 2011. Our favorite one of theirs yet. If you like a little desperation in your life, go to ifandit.bandcamp.com.

And as a heads up: Dark-hearted bozos Johnny Cremains will release a second LP of their post-rock doom-lounge R&B soon: Hollywoodland, an album obsessed with suicide, murder, and the occult, featuring guest appearances by members of Rustic Overtones and Rural Ghosts.

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