Bishop Allen @ OPB, 8-3-07
Last year was a marathon and then some for Bishop Allen. The Brooklyn-based quartet self-released twelve EPs in 2006, one every month, and still found time to tour. Their second full length, The Broken String, was released at the end of July and features several re-worked, re-imagined and generally improved upon songs that originally saw the light of day on those EPs. It's also their first effort on a label (Dead Oceans) besides their own, deservedly increasing the band's visibility while also lightening the administrative load a bit. We'll talk to the band about the running of last year's musical marathon, the comparative luxury of a label, and their burgeoning, if accidental, acting careers.
Recording engineer: Steven Kray