I must apologize to Dan Mangan, but my review of "Vessel" is going to be overshadowed by something that has very little to do with the actual track.
Specifically, trying to figure out who the hell this sounds like. You see, when I first hit play I *knew* that there was an artist that matched the "sounds like" category perfectly. I just couldn't remember the name.
So, I spent roughly 15 minutes scrolling through my library trying to find a band name that would trigger my memory. After roughly 19 letters (and thousands of bands), I finally struck on gold: Shearwater. All the way back in 2008.
Naturally, while I searched I had to keep Dan's new track "Vessel" on repeat, and the good news is that it pretty much didn't get old. Clearly his upcoming album Club Meds (via City Slang / Arts & Crafts in 2015) is going to be one to watch out for.