This Week in Great Music: 5/31 – 6/6
The Low Anthem’s album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, came out in 2009 (2008, if you count the album’s self-release), but I’ve only recently discovered it, and now I’m wondering how I managed to miss out on this album for almost a year. This is “Charlie Darwin”, the track which kicks off the whole album, which is sad and gorgeous and haunting.
Marcus Mumford has one of the more interesting voices in music right now. It’s rough and creaky and weary beyond his years, but it fits the band’s brand of folk music. From the very first song, all the way through their encore of “Whispers in the Dark”, the band wowed the crowd with their intensity, sheer joy of playing, and, yes, even their dry British wit.
While I’m finishing my show writeup (spoiler alert: AWESOME), have this clip of Mumford & Sons performing “The Cave” at Chicago’s WXRT.
From the opening strains of “Crutch & Cane”, it’s easy to see that Peter Wolf Crier, the Minneapolis-based group consisting of Peter Pisano (vocals, guitar) and Brian Moen (percussion, vocals), is on to something special.
This week might as well be known as the Week of Great Shows that I Can’t Go to Because I Have to Prepare for People to Come Install New Carpet. Home ownership is not always worth it, let me tell you.