The Trans-Antarctic Expedition ‘The City’ | Single Review


Conventional wisdom, where do you get off? Whether it’s OLO Worms releasing tracks on a bottle of gel, Bright Eyes dropping two albums on the same day or Beyoncé sneaking one onto iTunes, unusual releases are both rare and memorable. This month TTAE release concept AA-sides ‘The City’, ‘The Sea’ and ‘The Country’ across three short weeks.

‘Copenhagen’, which leads the charge on ‘The City’, marks a step up in songwriting for the Neutral Milk Hotel and Beirut-harking UWE troupe. Replete with ‘oohs’ and skiffle charm, it spins a tale of wanderlust and soul-searching — pack your bags.