Listen: Evripidis and his Tragedies' …and it was good while it lasted baby! EP [ESP]

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Whether you consider it a one-man show or a big-band effort a la Les Mentettes Orchestra, Barcelona-via-Athens Evripidis and his Tragedies evokes a kind of bombastic intimacy that propels the music’s old-fashionedness into the present. At the heart of the sometimes-15-member band is leader and songwriter Evripidis Sabatis, who continues the tradition of ironic troubadour, crafting songs in English about love, fear, and Kleenex.

On June 25th, the band released …and it was good while it lasted baby!, a four-track EP that is as charming as it is ambitious.