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Get Denison Witmer’s Slow-Churning ‘Life Before Aesthetics’

Get ready for the melancholy

picture-18132-1372868531Luke McCormick // March 8, 2012

The comforting slice of slow-churning introspection below comes straight off the ninth (!) album from Pennsylvanian singer-songwriter Denison Witmer. The Ones Who Wait is Witmer’s first record for Sufjan Stevens’ label’s base, Asthamtic Kitty. “Life Before Aesthetics” follows in the same steady, supremely solid acoustic-based jams Witmer has always offered up, but the man tosses in some sad sack organ and gloomy horns to ratchet the track’s melancholy tone up to near tear-shedding levels.