Okay, seriously, I'll shut up about Marble Son (eventually). But, as you can probably tell, I haven't been swept away by a record in a long while. The European edition has been in rotation since around late April, and I'm just constantly finding new layers to appreciate about the album. To my ears, it sounds like almost nothing else out there at the moment, and it's a thrill to hear a band really come into its own. I still love all of The Sweet Hereafter's previous three albums, and Marble Son is just another insane leap of creativity.
If you pre-ordered the album from the band, you most likely have it in your hands already. If not, I can't recommend it highly enough.
Check out the rave review in the new issue of Tone Audiomagazine (PDF, pg. 40), which, by the way, is a really fantastic publication I just recently discovered. The Zinio edition of the magazine is really well-designed for iPad or your computer. Interestingly, they seem to have a special interest in many of the Southern Lord bands, with whom Sykes & Co. have been occasionally affiliated.