Lovely earthy and natural album here from the collaboration between Jeremy Earl & Glenn Donaldson. Timeless sounds on vinyl, you’re going to want this one even if you’re not a Woods-a-holic like myself.
Jeremy Earl (Woods) & Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, The Reds, Pinks & Purples) met sometime in the mid-oughts and bonded over a love of tambourines and DIY sounds. They shared many stages since, and their first serious collaboration was on the 2011 Woods album Sun & Shade. Around 2018, Earl was restless in upstate NY and accepted an invite to record in Donaldsonâ€™s studio in an undisclosed rural coastal town in Northern California. In a week they emerged with nearly an albumâ€™s worth of hazy folk-rock and psych-pop with touches of more outrĂ© lo-fi noise. Jeff Moller (The Papercuts) added bass, and they put the finishing touches on during quarantine. Heaven and Holy ebbs and flows like coastal fog between songs and dreamy instrumentals splitting the difference between The Cleanâ€™s Unknown Country and The Byrds Fifth Dimension.
Jeremy Earl: Guitars, Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Mellotron, Casio
Glenn Donaldson: Guitars, Organ, Casio, Backing Vocals
Jeff Moller: Bass, Electric Piano on track 11
Recorded and mixed by Glenn Donaldson at The BZC
Art by Sophy Hollington
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive