words by tom johnson
photograph by daniel white
A ramekin is a small dish, mostly used for delivering an individual portion of food, and it would make for a more-than-adequate analogy of Sinai Vessel had Caleb Cordes not spent the past couple of years expanding his solo musings in to a fully-formed trio. Such is the case, however, and so “Ramekin” is simply the name of his band’s brand new track, taken from their debut LP which arrives at the end of January, via Tiny Engines.
Premiering below, the new cut is a hardy burst of indie rock, something substantial in the midst of a season that does its best to waylay more fragile offerings. Lifted from an album that was re-recorded a number of times before finally taking the form that Cordes and co. so desired, “Ramekin” moves way from the oft-used emo comparisons (mewithoutYou et al.) and finds its footing in more straight-up indie-rock climes. Growing from a more robust opening to a subtle second-half. complete with wistful refrains and eminently pretty strings, the new track is a forceful in its sincerity and a sure-fire way to whet those appetites that have been waiting all this time.
The new year record arrives on the 27th of this month – hear “Ramekin” below right now.
‘Ramekin’ is taken from Brokenlegged – released on LP/CD/Digital on January 27th
You can pre-order it here, via Tiny Engines