Arbouretum – New Scarab

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There are a handful of people I’ve met through the internet who are now my foremost sonic prompters. People who send me short emails about a song or an act that they think I’ll like. In the vast majority of cases their hints end up becoming posts on this site. This one came in from our man in Switzerland this morning and what a feast for the senses it is. He primed it as a sort of Neil Young/Uncle Tupelo sound to which we’ll add Red Star Belgrade. A touch of ragged country that is fuelled by a rotating chord and Dave Heumann’s deft pronouncements. Taken from newbie LP ‘Aureola’ this was informed, inspired and generally aided and abetted by another band with a similar lineage called Hush Arbors. The latter, Keith Wood, has spent time in a list of curious yet spelling bands like Six Organs of Admittance and Sunburned Hand of the Man. With those ingredients it was never going to fail, in truth it is one of the year’s most incandescent compositions. Arbouretum and Hush Arbors play Whelan’s this Saturday (May 5th). KD

Arbouretum – New Scarab

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Buy Songs: Arbouretum
Year: 2012

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