December 14, 2011

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Jesse Sykes - Mind-melting Americana.


I heard this track a few days ago and it stuck in my brain since then. Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter are one of those great bands that almost defy description, even though they consider themselves a sort of Folk/Psychedelic hybrid (sounds about right). They manage to hit all the right receptive chords and you can't really put a classification on that.

Tonight's track is the title song of their (her) latest album, Marble Son. Like all their material, it's very strong with a purely haunting quality - and maybe that's why it's stayed in my head so long.

Maybe it will you too.

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