“Hills So High,” last year’s debut from L.A. quartet A House for Lions, was a traditionalist’s dream, full of cinematic, poignant songs built from rock’s basic parts â€” guitars, stand-up bass, keys, percussion and Daniel Norman’s crystalline vocals. Now the quartet (Norman with guitarist Mike Nissen, bassist Eric McCann and drummer Joseph August Luisi) is taking their filmic side even further. The album B-side “Tell Me We Can Run Now” features guest vocals from Wendy Wang (The Sweet Hurt) and strings and arrangements from McCann and Daphne Chen of the Section Quartet. It’s a dreamy slice of wishful thinking, and available for free download.
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