Woven in Hiatus released their full-length endeavor titled Anatomical Heart on November 4th via InVogue Records. The collection is an icy and acoustic-driven indie rock sensation with airy riffs, silky vocals, and enunciated drums.
The album commences with the melancholic driving song titled “Scarlet,” which sets the tone for the dripping melodies to follow. It boasts a great balance of tenderness with raw passion. The opener is immediately followed by the album’s single, “Bedframe.” Rim clicks and polyrhythmic guitars layer over breathy lyrics to produce a coastal cruising mix that marries influences from Copeland and Mae with a darker indie twist.
“Ordinary People” and “Mirror Image” contain some deeper indie-country elements similar to that of City and Colour, which offers a refreshing soulful vibe and a generous blue note helping. “Unhealthy” follows up in the same vein but with a slightly more urban attitude in terms of the nature of the Blues genre. It possesses a grit that could be found in an underground club in Chicago where the artists throw everything on the table.
The rest of Anatomical Heart maintains that same subtle country vibe until the ninth track titled “Honest,” which earned the second music video from the record. The single introduces a more dance-inspired rhythm with colossal and profound beats beneath the band’s characteristically somber and delicate melodies.
Overall, Woven in Hiatus has created a surprising record that induces some early 2000s indie-emo nostalgia as well as that same warm and fuzzy feeling you get when your favorite sad song comes on at just the right time during your long drive to nowhere. Good things are coming for this Boston-based quartet.