"Dry the Rain" by The Beta Band seems a bit long at first blush, clocking in at 6:06. However, I think we have established that I enjoy listing to longer songs and reflecting on the day, whilst imbibing an accordant libation. This song, like any given day, slowly builds upon itself, revisiting themes and evolving. Like too few days, it eventually rolls into something quietly jubilant and beautiful, reminiscent of a loved one.
I recommend pairing this song with that loved one and Framboise; a Belgian lambic beer that is fermented using raspberries. It is the only fruited beer, other than the more traditional sour cherry, kriek beer, that I can stand. Framboise is light, celebrative and sweet, without being overwhelming. If fruited bears are not your cup, and I don't blame you, try a pilsner; mild, simple, crisp, unassuming and slightly sweat.
Beatific bonus track after the jump: