Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered

(North East Indie) Used CD $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

“The band’s fifth album is baked from simple, sparingly implemented ingredients sometimes spiked with challenging timbres and, on occasion, indebted to the ramshackle sound of ancient acoustic blues,” says Pitchfork. “That scraped, crackly, hazy feel is appropriate for a band whose website sells cassettes recorded from dusty 78s on their hand-cranked 1924 Victrola and also made a name for themselves in sound installations and soundtracks. Those same 78s — field recordings, audio letters to loved ones and heirs, dramatic readings and the like — pop up on several of these songs, speaking out of the ether like wandering souls.” From 2004