Oh! Pears: Fill Your Lungs EP (3/13/10)
Oh! Pears: “Fill Your Lungs”
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Morrow: Guitarist Corey Duncan left indie rockers Pattern Is Movement in 2007, opting to focus on a solo chamber-pop project. That project turned into Oh! Pears, a 13-piece ensemble that plays Duncan’s classically and pop-inspired pieces.
Released independently earlier this year, Fill Your Lungs is Oh! Pears’ promising debut EP. It begins with rounds of looping acoustic-guitar riffs and pizzicato, staccato, and legato strings, with Duncan’s deep voices joining to guide the music. The rest of the five-song release is accented with other sounds, but this marriage of guitars, cellos, and violas best defines the EP.