To me, music that takes a backseat instead of forcing its way to the front of your attention is immensely useful. Sometimes I just need a soundtrack to a monotonous task like delivering papers or writing/editing articles, and the new Dumbo Gets Mad album, Elephants At The Door, does that perfectly.
Most of the time I require instrumental music to fill that need, because I start to pay too much attention to the singing. With Elephants At The Door it is just another instrument in the lush soundscape, rather than a distraction. Best of all? The entire album only costs you a tweet or Facebook status update.
Yep, just hit this site, shoot out a tweet, and download the whole album for free. The psychedelic pop doesn't blow my mind, but I've still listened to it at least six or seven times this week. It is a wonderful way to fill any moments of silence you might encounter, and since it's free you might as well give it a try. Here are some samples in case you need more convincing.