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Ghost Glacier EP

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Playing Dead
Drop and Roll
Ghost in the Morning Moon
Sabertooth Tiger
Your Cape
Sylvia Plath
Album Information

Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 32:27

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Wondering Sound

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Breathe Owl Breathe, Ghost Glacier EP
Label: eMusic Selects

Breathe Owl Breathe sing of folklore and homespun miracles, oral histories left to thaw in the earth's crust until pre-history's giant ice cubes rolled their wet bulk down the North Pole and into Canada, finally settling into extinction in what we now call the Great Lakes. It's from the shores of these bodies that Breathe Owl Breathe come (Ann Arbor, Michigan, to be precise), and it's in the shadows of those hollowed troughs that these… read more »

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Gets better and better


This EP continues to be in rotation. I enjoy the playful lyrics and the interplay of characters, the banjo and the groovy beat. It's nostalgic and current and just plain fun-- check out all the layers of "Sabertooth Tiger" but all of the tracks are really gems.

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a few moments of brilliance


Mostly kind of uninspiring, but there are a few moments of expert string arrangements that make it worth a listen.

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A little overrated


I like it... but it's really not anything i haven't heard before. Parts smog, Andrew Bird, etc. I'd like to see them live, but the record isn't necessarily anything new or groundbreaking. Not bad, but i keep listening hoping i'll "get it" or find something that i'm missing. So far, i haven't found it.

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Infectious vocals and harmonies....


Love the contrast between the two vocalists – masculine, deep & raw versus weightless, high-pitched & feminine. Sounds of the banjo, ukulele and harp make for a peaceful combination. “Playing Dead” is a favourite track off of this album.

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My only complaint…


...is that it's too short! More please. :)

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headphones or no phones.


i love this band and usually listen to them with headphones...mostly to take it all in. I just saw them live at duengrass music festival and they were the highlight of the festival. Listening to the music one would think a live show might just be too serious. One was wrong... not only do you get great music, but a stand up comedy act to boot! Totally Fantastic.

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Simply Wonderful


I got my first experience with Breathe Owl Breathe over the last weekend at Blissfest. They were wonderful! Their audience participation was awsome! If you have a chance to watch them live do it!

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Beautifully Simple


Just a beautifully simple album with great vocal harmony, it is like Andrew Bird, but I actually like that. Listen to Window and I guarantee you will have to play it over and over again. Well done!

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Can't get away from it


This is just a very beautiful album. This album is often sung from the perspective of children, maybe as a metaphor for the innocence of love. Take or leave that idea but it really is a very sweet record. One of the best things I've found on emusic.

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Ditto on the Callahan.


I agree with the prior reviewer who'd mentioned the Bill Callahan/Smog similarities. With Micah's voice, there's no real getting around it - even down to the tempo, delivery, and phrasing at times. This is not to say that BOB should be written off as a copy. Far from it. Micah's vocals and guitar provide an earthy foil for Andrea Moreno-Beals' gorgeous cello and lilting voice, the two playing off one another in subtle, delicate, and breath-stealing ways. There's a true warmth and sweetness here. Other folks have suggested taking time with these songs - do just that. Sit, be quiet, and enjoy.

eMusic Features


eMusic Selects: Breathe Owl Breathe

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

Comprised of Micah Middaugh (guitar, vocals), Andréa Moreno-Beals (cello, vocals) and Trevor Hobbs (percussion), the Michigan trio Breathe Owl Breathe have a knack for wrapping universal emotions in childlike language. In the gorgeous, loping "Playing Dead," from their eMusic Selects EP, Ghost Glacier, a playground game slowly develops into a metaphor for longing and loneliness; "Sabertooth Tiger" is simultaneously about imaginary friends and the desire for protection. The band's music is terrifically disarming, Middaugh's cracked… more »