WEYES BLOOD (USA)
Guests: Lost Animal + Poppongene
Weyes Blood’s new album Front Row Seat To Earth balances love and loss together in suspended alchemy, as the earthiness of the singer-songwriter tradition wears digital sounds like feathers in its hair. Natalie Mering and special guests contrast live band intimacy with the post-modern electric sheen of A.M. radio atmospherics.
The experimental flourishes sparkle amid the succinct, thoughtful arrangements. This is the folk music of the near future. These are not typical love songs or protest songs — they are painful, poignant riddles that celebrate the ambiguity of love. Weyes Blood affirms the conflict of harmonious life within a disharmonic world — she illuminates and mythologizes it, projecting it back over the whole of Earth.