- Performer:Everything Everything
- Style:Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Rock,New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
- Date of release:January 14, 2013
- Size FLAC version1155 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1185 megabytes
- Size WMA version1425 megabytes
- Formats:AHX MIDI AIFF MOD XM VQF
Arc is the second studio album by British indie pop band Everything Everything. It was released in the United Kingdom on 14 January 2013, having been preceded by the singles "Cough Cough" and "Kemosabe".
that, true to their name, Everything Everything were not men of singular focus. Probably as many people hated them for it as became slavishly, delightedly addicted. If you could look past Jonathan Higgs' extreme garrulousness, Man Alive's equally distracted and distracting exterior contained much scathing humor (and heartbreak) about the absurdity of modern media overload, and our disrespect for the planet. Chest pumped elegantly elephantine/ southern hemisphere by Calvin Klein," Higgs sang with weary wit on "Photoshop Handsome". The album name inadvertently nods to a biblical story about salvation; there's anything but on Arc, where Higgs repeatedly envisages apocalyptic situations both as payback for human irresponsibility, and out of a surprisingly binary desire to stand at the end of time and weigh up whether we did more bad than good.
Everything Everything are an English indie rock band from Manchester that formed in late 2007. The band have released four albums to date – 2010's Man Alive, 2013's Arc, 2015's Get To Heaven and 2017's A Fever Dream – and have been widely critically acclaimed. Their work has twice been shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize and has received five nominations for Ivor Novello Awards.
When falsetto singer Jonathan Higgs first squawked on to the scene in 2010 with his Everything Everything bandmates, we were entranced. The group’s bizarre, jazzy, itchen-sink style of rock had everyone paying close attention. Debut LP ‘Man Alive’ breached the Top 20 and helped inspire a slew of new acts favouring atypical time signatures (Alt-J, Django Django, Little Comets). However the Mancunian foursome haven’t managed to keep things sounding fresh, as ‘Arc’ comes across much like ‘Man Alive’, only slower.
Everything Everything – Arc. (RCA Victor) UK release date: 14 January 2013. The answer to both those questions is of course no, and that is why Arc is such a great album and Everything Everything are the most exciting indie band in the country right now. Not much makes sense in the world of Everything Everything, least of all the lyrics. The claim of making a simpler emotional connection here than on their debut Man Alive is not an idle one – the opening line of Duet ( Do you feel left behind, like there’s something not right? ) might as well be Jessie J connecting with the kids.
CreditsEverything Everything - Primary Artist
|1||Cough Cough||Everything Everything||3:44|
|3||Torso of the Week||Everything Everything||4:33|
|5||Choice Mountain||Everything Everything||3:25|
|6||Feet for Hands||Everything Everything||3:59|
|10||The House Is Dust||Everything Everything||3:29|
|12||The Peaks||Everything Everything||5:27|
|13||Don't Try||Everything Everything||4:13|