The Everly Brothers’ sublime harmonies on “All I Have to Do is Dream”Â speak of romantic yearning and the solace of your imagination. Â On Mirel Wagner’s first single ‘Oak Tree’, the aching minor chord progressions speak of a different kind of dream. Â Broken, abandoned and alienated, she repeats “Dream, dream, dream, sweet dreams”, reminding us that our minds aren’t always a comforting place to rest.
The simplicity of her vocal arrangements remind me a lot of Karen Elson’s “The Ghost Who Walks” full-length from Third Man Records, so fans of melancholy folk music should grip this pre-order asap. Â You’ll be getting a full album and a 7” (plus all those beautiful Sub Pop stickers) for a measly $15.
She’llÂ be arriving in your mail boxes mid-August,Â just in time for your end-of-summer-vacation blues.
Listen to ‘Oak Tree’ below:
All customers who pre-order the LP version of When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day will receive the limited, âLoser Editionâ of the album on white-colored vinyl. In addition, customers who pre-order will also receive the following, while supplies last:
-A bonus 7-inch featuring the unreleased tracks âLove Songâ on the the a-side & âCome Away Childâ on the b-side.*
-An instant download of the first single, âOak Treeâ.
-Advance access to stream When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day in full, 1 month before street date, from your SubPop.com account.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive