This is apparently farm music. Haunting, beautiful farm music.
I'm just gonna copy the record company blurb for this one:
"An organic farm in the middle of nowhere. Dry wind through dry leaves. Dogs sleeping endless siestas in the sun. Rain that never comes. And horses. Always horses.
This is the scenery the critically acclaimed singer-songwriters Haley Heynderickx (Portland, Oregon) and Max García Conover (Portland, Maine) were dropped in by the Barcelona based label Son Canciones in September 2017. They were given one week to get acquainted, become friends, write six songs, record them and try to catch the ducks that hopped the fence.
After five days of hard labor, they walked up the stairs to the dusty studio in the attic of the farm. The songs were recorded in two days, mostly in one take and without special effects. Straight from the soil into your headphones."
Make of that what you will. Linkage below.
Posted Friday, January 4, 2019.
"Altar (feat. Anna Burch)" - Fred Thomas
I'm still not 100% sure why Fred Thomas isn't a global megastar - very few people write better pop songs*. Maybe this time, eh Fred?
"Takeda No Komoriuta" - Spirit Fest
Gentle Japanese occassional electric folk pop something something.
"Stop Him" - Honey Hahs
This is genuinely wonderful. Even if it does make me feel. So. Very. Old.
"Horseback" - Majetic
Noisy, melodic bleep madness from New York.
"Bellyache" - Yak
This would not have been out of place at the Haçienda.
"Disarray" - Low
It's difficult to think of a better word than "throbbing".
"Celia" - Cults
Putting the sinister into synthpop New Wave covers.