Posts Tagged ‘Funeral’

September 14, 2017

Los Angeles indie folk artist Phoebe Bridgers is nothing short of beautifully haunting on reedy new ballad Funeral. As it name suggests, there’s an aching undertow to the gorgeous song, from which you cannot escape. The most breathtaking of harmonies, a stringy orchestral backdrop, and a hushed gentleness remind me of Simon and Garfunkel with the twangy drawl of First Aid Kit. Funeral is lifted from Phoebe Bridgers’ debut album Stranger In The Alps, out September 22nd on Dead Oceans. Pre-order, here. She’ll be heading out on tour this fall with Conor Oberst, The War On Drugs, and Noah Gundersen.

December 10, 2014
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I would guess that most people would recognize the song this track samples right from the get go. I mean, who doesn’t love melting, beautiful Funeral, by Band Of Horses, right? Turns out there’s a new version of the tune in music town, and it’s a helluva haunting listen. Two young up and coming producers out of Arizona, one named Y//2//K and the other, Honest, teamed up to create this atmospheric, feathery rendition of the hit. It’s a chill trap experience with plenty of subtlety and enchantment. The impressive, gorgeous song had me delving further into Y//2//K’s repertoire, and I encountered his song White Wine, which features Mark Johns. Listen to the sparkling future bass and trap tune below.

While You’re Here

October 23, 2012

While You’re Here is a preview off Dirty Projectors’ upcoming new EP About to Die. It’s a string heavy, simple, yet lush, two minute piece. It’s somber and beautiful. What’s really special about the tune is the song was written the day of Gerard Smith’s wake. The late TV on the Radio member succumbed to cancer last year, if you might remember. It was a sad affair, and happened right before they toured for stand out, excellent 2011 album Nine Types of Light. One of the first shows they did upon ending their brief hiatus was the very one I attended in San Francisco. This is a well deserved, moving tribute. RIP Gerard. Love you, TV on the Radio.

While You’re Here

October 23, 2012

While You’re Here is a preview off Dirty Projectors’ upcoming new EP About to Die. It’s a string heavy, simple, yet lush, two minute piece. It’s somber and beautiful. What’s really special about the tune is the song was written the day of Gerard Smith’s wake. The late TV on the Radio member succumbed to cancer last year, if you might remember. It was a sad affair, and happened right before they toured for stand out, excellent 2011 album Nine Types of Light. One of the first shows they did upon ending their brief hiatus was the very one I attended in San Francisco. This is a well deserved, moving tribute. RIP Gerard. Love you, TV on the Radio.