March 12, 2008

And Speaking of Thee Silver Mt. Zion

Artist - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-la-la Band

Title - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons

Hometown - Montreal, Canda

Label - Constellation

Street Date - 3/25

Bands that crossed my mind while listening to this new record: Lungfish, PIL, Trail of the Dead, and The Black Heart Procession and sure, Godspeed. 13 Blues is tense, seductive, and surprisingly ROCK. The record starts with 12 tiny instrumental bits and finally gets going on track 13. The final 4 songs clock in together at just shy of an hour - the kind of 60 minutes you may want to pass drinking whiskey to calm your nerves as the band drags you through the most beautiful and tender beating to date.

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