After a four-year hiatus the band Sixpence None the Richer is back. If you’re not familiar with them, they were the buzz band of the late 1990s with the hit song “Kiss Me,” but they were also famous for lead singer Leigh Nash’s airy vocals, their lush instrumentation and their genre-defying faith. Who could forget Nash’s rare interview by David Letterman after the band’s performance? Nash tried to catch her breath and Letterman graciously gave her the opportunity (after a few jokes) to explain the roots of the bands name, which comes from C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.
As I was saying, they’re back. The four-song EP My Dear Machine is available from NoiseTrade (a music download service from Derek Webb where you can download an album for whatever you want to pay or by giving the e-mail addresses of three friends. I’m not sure how I feel about using your contacts as currency, but it seems to work for Webb.) and they have a Christmas album (!), The Dawn of Grace coming out October 14.
I was never very excited about their breakout self-titled album, but I loved 2002’s Divine Discontent (specifically “Eyes Wide Open” and “Paralyzed”). I’m still deciding what I think of My Dear Machine, but at the very least it’s nice to have them back.