Is 2007 turning out to be a great year for new music or what? This one sort of came out of nowhere, as we weren't at all familiar with Odawas. But over the last week or so, we've received numerous recommendations to check out their new record, Raven and the White Night, and it would be fair to say we're absolutely blown away by "Alleluia." Spend some time with this song, and we're pretty certain you'll feel the same way. Atmospheric, impossibly sad, and featuring some of the best whistling you'll hear outside of Andrew Bird, this is likely the dirge of the year:
Odawas Alleluia mp3
Raven and the White Night is out on Jagjaguwar on March 6. The LP package "also comes with a gratis compact disc version of the album," which is pretty awesome as far as we're concerned.