I only heard the two preview songs of this one yet, but i fell in love with the banjo on ‘Reign Down’ immediately and ordered the hand silk-screened version.
if you like dark folk with dueling vocals and some psychedelic moments, you should definitively check it out.

Grim Tower is the collaborative project of Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean (vocals/guitar/synths) and Imaad Wasif (vocals/guitar). The album, called Anarchic Breezes, was written around the central idea of a New Acoustic Death Folk, yet could be heard as equal parts Harry Smith and Harry Pussy.

Both songwriters, Canadians now based in Los Angeles, come together on Anarchic Breezes to explore a mutual interest in the darker traditions of song and detuning found in the American Primitive Archives.

The album features the ancillary rhythm section of Rob Barbato (bass) and Dan Allaire (drums), also L.A. musicians with roots deep in the modern psych movement.

Anarchic Breezes was recorded by S. McBean at his home studio, with additional recording by Rob Campanella at the Jonestown Studios. It contains 9 originals and 1 cover, the obscure “Leaving My Old Life Behind” by Jonathan Halper as featured in Kenneth Anger’s “Puce Moment.” It was mixed by Mark Nevers (Will Oldham, Silver Jews, Calexico, Vic Chesnutt) at Beech House Studios in Nashville.

The Details

Regular LP version on marbled vinyl, and a super limited version of 300 copies on forest green vinyl with a hand silk-screened cover, only available from the Outer Battery website!

Price $21.98

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