12 Songs, 1 Hour 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The departure of longtime member Marty Willson-Piper rattled The Church’s ardent fanbase, but remaining leader Steve Kilbey picks up the slack the best he knows how with one of The Church’s most ambitious albums to date. Said to have been recorded over eight days in late 2013 with new guitarist Ian Haug (formerly of Powderfinger), Further/Deeper, the band’s 25th album, starts with radio-friendly pop (“Vanishing Man,” “Delirious”) before exploring the deep end of psychedelia with the elaborate-sounding tunes “Laurel Canyon,” “Love Philtre,” and “Globe Spinning.” Melodies dominate as usual, with Kilbey displaying his upper range in key spots.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The departure of longtime member Marty Willson-Piper rattled The Church’s ardent fanbase, but remaining leader Steve Kilbey picks up the slack the best he knows how with one of The Church’s most ambitious albums to date. Said to have been recorded over eight days in late 2013 with new guitarist Ian Haug (formerly of Powderfinger), Further/Deeper, the band’s 25th album, starts with radio-friendly pop (“Vanishing Man,” “Delirious”) before exploring the deep end of psychedelia with the elaborate-sounding tunes “Laurel Canyon,” “Love Philtre,” and “Globe Spinning.” Melodies dominate as usual, with Kilbey displaying his upper range in key spots.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

lindensleap ,

Perfect....

Tim, Ian, Peter & Steve have once again shown why The Church is among the best bands today. Hard to believe Starfish was so many years ago? I'll admit hearing Numbers for the first time a couple years ago via Pandora reignited my love for this band but what I've learned since is that the guys, Marty as well, have continued to get better and better. I liken them to James (UK) in that they seem to catch lightning in a bottle with every album. Looking forward to catching them at The El Rey this month. Thank you, Gentlemen, for sharing another masterpiece.

Andergist ,

Best in years.

Knowing Marty was out I was going to skip but curiosity got the best of me and glad it did. Superb.

Ice Tsar ,

Surprised

I really didn’t want to like this album. Marty Willson-Piper is one of my favorite guitar players ever. The album was a complete surprise. Lot of great songs on here.

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