RIYL: Angel Olsen, Bat For Lashes, Sharon Van Etten
Label: Mexican Summer
Since her solid debut in 2014 with Mexican Summer, Natalie Mering hasÂ crafted her own unique styleÂ of folk music,Â blending the vintageÂ sounds of 70s AM radio withÂ forward-thinkingÂ studio trickery. Â Both familiar and foreign, Weyes Blood continues to excite even the harshest of critics.
Imagine the humble vibrato of Joan Baez fronting the soft guitar-laden sonnets from Bread. Â Weyes Blood conjures up thatÂ hazy forgotten dream of post-VietnamÂ California, a sound as nostalgic as the box of polaroids in your parents’ closet. Â Mering’s vocal delivery is the most sublime instrument here, similar to Angel Olsen’s or Sharon Van Etten’s sorrowful croon, and if lead single Seven Words is any indication of the rest of the record, this will easilyÂ rank among many active listeners’Â ‘top 10’ listsÂ for 2016.
Check out the single below and grab a copy of the deluxe splatter vinyl from Mexican Summer after the ‘buy’ link.
LP jacket printed with matte varnish, hand numbered and limited to 500 copies
Blue, green and white splatter vinyl
Printed inner sleeve with lyrics, credits and artist photo
24â x 12â poster
Includes high-quality mp3 download with bonus track âThree Tearsâ
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