Our video round up today includes Canada’s wonderful Evening Hymns, comprised of Jonas Bonetta and a rotating collective of musicians which includes members of Ohbijou, The Wooden Sky, The Burning Hell, The D’Urbervilles and Forest City Lovers. This is the beautiful video for Family Tree from new album Spectral Dust, out on the 8th April. As a bonus, you can stream another album track, Arrows, too.
We also have a rather impressive stop-motion video for Ballad of a Prodigal Son from Lincoln Durham’s next album and Tonight Again, the texturally rich, reverb drenched track from Toronto quartet Decades. Finally, we have the dizzying sweet pop rush and upbeat melodies of Sugar Stems’ Make Up Your Mind video.
Yesterday we posted a track from the brilliant Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Daytrotter session and he is involved in today’s post too, being co-producer on this recently released album of gritty, intoxicating one-man-blues by Lincoln Durham, The Shovel [vs] the Howling Bones.
Equipped with old, makeshift 1950s amps, resonators, fiddles, harmonicas, tin can microphones, slides, stomp boards and you name it, he gives birth to a sound that transcends genres. His dark, poetic and raw writing style is reminiscent of his mentor, the aforementioned Mr Hubbard, telling tales that Poe would have been proud of.
Take a listen to the primal blues bump and grind of Love Letters and the whiskey soaked intensity of the stripped back slide of Georgia Lee.
The Shovel [vs] the Howling Bones was released at the very end of January – get it from his website here.
Download Lincoln Durham – Love Letters mp3 (from The Shovel [vs] the Howling Bones)
Download Lincoln Durham – Georgia Lee mp3 (from The Shovel [vs] the Howling Bones)