Remembrance Of Things To Come is Princeton's sophomore LP, released on February 21, 2012, on Hit City U.S.A./Easter Everywhere.
The 12" vinyl release is limited to 500 copies with an embossed, gate-fold jack. All orders include a copy of the To The Alps 7" and will receive a free digital download of Remembrance Of Things To Come.
1. Remembrance of Things to Come
3. Grand Rapids
4. Holding Teeth
6. To the Alps
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Somewhere along the line, Matt and Jesse Kivel’s creative perfectionism challenged them to stretch their songwriting beyond pop music and into the avant-garde. For Princeton’s sophomore LP, Remembrance of Things to Come, the identical twin brothers shed the traditional rock-writing tropes—multiple chord changes, verse/chorus key shifts and electric guitar—that guided their 2009 debut LP, Cocoon of Love. Choosing instead to obsessively focus upon compositional patterns, dynamic rhythms and dense percussion orchestrations. The hypnosis of classical minimalism and its short, repetitive phrases became an artistic compulsion, and blending it with electronic dance music provided the conceptual genesis for Princeton's new aural direction. So began a redefining of what the band was to become. Perfection, they learned, is not achieved when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away.
Employing the help of the seven-piece Los Angeles New Music Ensemble, Matt and Jesse Kivel hardly played instruments on the tracks as complex arrangements were layered over Ben Usen's syncopated piano and David Kitz's meticulous drumming. In the end, 18 songs were recorded and the 10 most cohesive pieces were chosen for the final album. They titled it after the thematic opener, "Remembrance of Things to Come". The final result is an intricate pop opus that stretches the band’s ambitious vision and vital impulses.
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I didn't know what to expect with this album, because I got it in a bundle with a bunch of other music but I was really pleasantly surprised. It's full of really good tunes, and has a really nice style. Lucy Andrew