Wednesday, October 17, 2012

3 Songs: On Repeat

1.  Ken Stringfellow – “Doesn’t It Remind You Of Something” (The excellent first single taken from Danzig In The Moonlight, the new solo album from the former frontman of The Posies and member of Big Star and REM, is a classic country-style duet with Charity Rose Thielen from The Head And The Heart.  Out now on Spark & Shine, the album blends folk, chamber-pop and electronic elements with his distinctly deep and emotional voice and stellar songwriting.)  

2.  Santah – “Indigo” (The Chicago-based indie rock quartet released their new EP You’re Still A Lover this week on Saki Records as a follow-up to their equally great debut White Noise Bed.  This stunning track recalls the end of summer and closes out the reverb-rich 5-song EP with a buoyant bassline, ringing guitars, thick vintage organs, and the dreamy, familial boy/girl vocals of brother and sister Stanton and Vivian McConnell.)

3.  Murder by Death – “Lost River” (Lilting strings and cyclical guitars highlight the rollicking new single from the orchestral indie-folk band’s new album Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon, released last month on Bloodshot Records.  With the help of producer John Congleton (The Walkmen, St. Vincent), they have captured their brooding beauty with darker elements as deep as frontman Adam Turla’s booming baritone voice.  The album is also the first with contributions from their newest member Scott Brackett, formerly of Okkervil River and Shearwater.)  


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