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January 24, 2006

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[B]ESTER DRANG’s[/B] third full length, [I]Rocinate[/I], hits the streets today. The album catapults the band even further into their patented synth-dripped rhythms, throbbing percussion, rising horns and post-gazer grandeur, having as much in common with Coldplay’s mournful drone as they do The Arcade Fire’s passionate textures. [I]Rocinate[/I] affords these Oklahomans the freedom to orchestrate their imagination into a beautiful ensemble of tracks; proving that songs not only have the power to elevate, to leave you infiltrated, but when properly strung together can be as transcendent as they are moving.

The word has already started to spread on [I]Rocinate[/I], as can be seen by the band’s status as Band of the Day on [URL]||EXTERNAL[/URL] and this killer review in [URL]|HM|EXTERNAL[/URL]. Don’t just believe the hype, though; see it for yourself. [B]ESTER DRANG[/B] hits the road later this week and all of the information about the shows can be found on their [URL]|tour page[/URL].



1. [URL]| Come Back Alive|EXTERNAL[/URL]
2. Valencia’s Dying Dream
3. Grave Mistake
4. Hooker with a Heart of Gold
5. Great Expectations
6. Everyone is a Victim
7. Smoke and Air
8. Caledonia
9. White Lies
10. Proustian Moments

[URL]|Official Ester Drang Site|EXTERNAL[/URL]

[URL]|Ester Drang Myspace page|EXTERNAL[/URL]