Hymn and Her

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Hymn and Her
Studio album by Earlimart
Released July 1, 2008
Recorded The Ship Studios, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
Genre Indie rock
Length 42:23
Label Major Domo Records
Shout! Factory
Producer Aaron Espinoza, Ariana Murray, Andrew Lynch (singer-songwriter)
Earlimart chronology
Mentor Tormentor
(2007)Mentor Tormentor2007
Hymn and Her
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.7/10)[2]
The Skinny 3/5 stars[3]

Hymn and Her is the name of the sixth album by the band Earlimart. It was announced in March by Aaron Espinoza[4] and was released in the US on July 1, 2008 via Major Domo Records and Shout! Factory, and a day later in Japan, via Youth Records. Hymn and Her marks where Earlimart now consists of just the duo of Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray, and also is the duo's second album in under a year, following on from August 2007's Mentor Tormentor. This also marks the second time Murray sings lead vocals. The first came when she provided lead vocals for Mentor Tormentor's "Happy Alone."

Allmusic awarded the album with 4 out of 5 stars, and stated that Hymn and Her "...sounds intimate, as if the bandmates have discovered how to funnel their densely populated songs into warm, mellow washes of sound."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Espinoza and Murray.

  1. "Song For" - 2:32
  2. "Face Down in the Right Town" - 4:49
  3. "Before It Gets Better" - 4:25
  4. "For the Birds" - 3:19
  5. "God Loves You the Best" - 4:04
  6. "Great Heron Gates" - 3:47
  7. "Cigarettes and Kerosene" - 2:59
  8. "Teeth" - 4:31
  9. "Time for Yourself" - 3:56
  10. "Hymn and Her" - 3:27
  11. "Town Where You Belong" - 2:52
  12. "Tell Me" - 1:47
  13. "Sewing Up the Seams" (Japan only bonus track)
  14. "Underground Gardens" (Japan only bonus track)