According to many a bio source, The Miserable Rich got their juxtaposing namesake from an experience that cellist, Will Calderbank and singer James de Malplaquet, had 'at the wedding of two rich aristocrats.' Hmm, how very interesting. This aristocratic presence is felt throughout the entire record. The reminiscent offerings of chamber/folk waft through like a ghost. It's semi-haunting, travelling on the same folk crossover route as other current artists rightfully resurrecting the folk genre like Beirut and Sufjan Stevens.
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