|Brightblack / New Mexico|
|Add Date:||2003-12-22||Pull Date:||2004-02-23|
|Week Ending:||22 Feb||15 Feb||25 Jan||18 Jan||11 Jan|
|1.||Nov 02, 2004:||All This - And Mor! |
|4.||Jan 21, 2004:||sad and dangerous |
|2.||Feb 20, 2004:||Distraction-Limited |
|5.||Jan 14, 2004:||sad and dangerous |
|3.||Feb 08, 2004:||the rust belt |
|6.||Jan 07, 2004:||sad and dangerous |
One of my new favorite sad bands, Brightblack are originally from Alabama, then Kentucky, and now live in West Marin, California. Playing beautiful, slow bluesy folk songs and singing with a blissful sadness, they evoke a similar mood as Mazzy Star and Bonnie Prince Billy, whom they toured with. The instruments here are acoustic guitar, Rhodes piano, drums and pedal steel guitar; the moody vocals are led by a boy and backed by gorgeous echoey female vocals. Their out of print album AlaCaliTucky will hopefully be re-released soon. Think also of the Cowboy Junkies. Both songs are great. |
1. slow rhythm w/ wonderful sustained vocals.
2. mostly acoustic guitar and pedal steel. serene.
|1.||New Mexico||2.||Old Letters|