May 30, 2011

The Black Ships - their new offering is nothing short of staggering.

I've been remiss in getting this posted sooner, but got sidetracked the past couple of weeks with Fundraiser Session posts and my foray into World Music last week. My friend Mig Schillace (who also plays drums for The Black Ships) sent this over right after the final mix had been done and it is nothing short of astonishing.

If I hadn't been keeping tabs on the progress of this band over the past several months, I would have been speechless after listening to this latest offering from the band. But I know how much work they put into this and the long hours spent getting this down, and it has been more than worth it. The Kurofune EP clocks in just over 20 minutes. It's an incredible journey and one I really advise you take as a whole.

The Black Ships have been getting a great word of mouth almost since their inception. They are rumored to be getting ready for a Summer tour and I hope at some point they make it to the States. Like so many of the great Visionary bands of the last fifteen years (Portishead, Massive Attack, Radiohead), The Black Ships carries on in that tradition and brings their own point of view into play. I have a feeling they will go down phenomenally well here.

They're one of the reasons I still have faith in the future of Music.

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