MP3 At 3PM: Grand Mal

Named after a form of a seizure, Bill Whitten’s aural experiment Grand Mal has almost the same heart-wrenching effect. Almost. “Lower Yer Heart,” off sixth album Clandestine Songs (out July 20 via the Grover label), begins with quiet piano drops and guitar strums between multi-layered exaltations to the power of love. Then, in the fashion of Architecture In Helsinki, the sweet ditty collects speed and instruments to cresendo into a full-blown rock ‘n’ roll anthem, complete with crashing cymbals and hard electric-guitar chords. You’ll be throwing yer fist in the air in agreement to this testament of letting go to your reservations and submitting entirely to somebody’s lovin’.

“Lower Yer Heart” (download):