RIYL: The Fairport Convention on hard drugs
Label: Sub Pop
Sub Pop describes their newest signees as “Pastoral Pummel”. ¬†Heron Oblivion is an unlikely pairing. ¬†Ax-wielders¬†Ethan Miller and Noel Von Harmonson of the legendary Comets on Fire have teamed up with the ethereal Meg Baird, lead singer of Philly town’s Espers. The result sounds like Joan Baez¬†ditched Dylan and found the nearest pack¬†of amphetamine-popping proto-metalheads to back her. ¬†The polarity between Meg’s tranquil vocal¬†delivery and Ethan & Noel’s blistering electric accompaniment makes for a unique and welcoming addition to the burgeoning neo-psychedelic movement of the past few years.
Sub Pop, per usual, has your ‘Loser Edition’ vinyl variants after the ‘buy’ link. ¬†Grab one if you’ve got some spare change laying around the Christmas wreckage. ¬†This one is certainly going to be a contender for your ‘Best of 2016’ lists.
- All customers who pre-order the LP version of Heron Oblivion will receive the album on Loser edition Clear w/ White Swirl colored vinyl, while supplies last (available until you read right here that it‚Äôs no longer in stock!).
- All pre-orders will also receive any and all pre-release track downloads in advance of the album release as they are made public, which will be available from your SubPop.com account as they become available.
- Customers will be given access to stream the full album up to one (1) month before release day from your SubPop.com account, with your pre-order of the album on any format.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive