Mad Mackerel Recommends…Big Harp

Posted: November 19, 2012 in Americana, Indie, Music, Rock

Mad Mackerel Recommends...Big Harp.

We’re loving the pained apathy of this track, You Can’t Save ‘Em All from Big Harp’s forthcoming sophomore album Chain Letters, which is due early next year via Saddle Creek.

For this record, the duo of Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney is joined by their friend John Voris on drums. The album moves away from the rustic, pastoral sound of their debut White Hat, and towards something built on a foundation of crackling fuzz bass, angular electric guitars and keyboards. The songs on Chain Letters play like a series of character sketches centered around escape and surrender, and the blurred borders where the two become indistinguishable.

They say they were aiming for something akin to Leonard Cohen fronting the Pixies and that is not a bad description at all. Check it out for yourself.

Pre-order the album here.

Download Big Harp – You Can’t Save ‘Em All mp3 (from Chain Letters) via Rolling Stone

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