Sunday, December 6, 2009

Music: The Long Lost

I just discovered indie pop husband-and-wife duo The Long Lost. I am enraptured by Laura and Alfred Darlington's dreamy, whimsical, lyrical, wistful and slightly surreal songs -- and the gorgeous, mid-19th century influenced aesthetic that they create in their publicity photos.

All preceding photos from The Long Lost's Myspace

Above photo from here

These photos remind me of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the 19th century English art, literature and poetry movement that counted John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti among its seven members (and unofficially included Christina Rossetti, one of my favorite poets)

My favorite from The Long Lost's eponymous debut album is "Cat Fancy," which is offbeat and a bit kooky, but reminded me of our recently departed cat MeiMei. I'm not ashamed to say it moved me to tears when I heard it for the first time:

For more of this wonderful group's music, check out their MySpace.