gravenhurst's 'black holes in the sand' mini album was released on monday...
and i think it's utterly wonderful...
'Black Holes in the Sand' marks a significant progression for Gravenhurst. The sonic elements of ‘Flashlight Seasons’ have been magnified, the undercurrent of lyrical dread intensified, yet the title track is more immediate and approachable than anything on the previous album. Typical methods of emotional manipulation - pedal steel; harmonica - have been completely abandoned and replaced with squealing feedback, crashing drums, distorted organs and extended droning passages.
‘Still Water', a beautiful, strange song evoking images of lost civilisations and cultural entropy, quickly collapses into a Velvets-inspired wig-out complete with shredding Telecasters, tambourines and shaky Moe Tucker percussion. The ruralist elements of the previous album are stretched to breaking point with the epic, Jansch-esque 'Flowers in Her Hair', then turned on their head with a transgressive cover of Hüsker Dü's ‘Diane’, reinterpreting a punk classic as a folk murder ballad.
manchester matt & phreds
glasgow nice n' sleazy
brighton prince albert
+ WAR AGAINST SLEEP
bristol polish club