Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blackbird Raum - Swidden

1. Valkyrie Horsewhip Reel
2. California/Fetid Adder's Tongue
3. Rubicon Drawn
4. Silent Spring
5. Witches
6. Greymare
7. Story from Strawmouth
8. Woodwose
9. Shot Coplifting
10. Unregistered Firearm/Ravachol in Valhalla/Crom
11. A Rat in My Dream
12. Still Sick (years after the draft)
13. Honey in the Hair
14. Coal
15. Germinal
16. Everyone up to the Wall

Blackbird RAUM returns with a new album that's faster, darker and tighter. Again utilizing the clawhammer banjo, accordion, singing saw and more. the scratchy five part harmonies make good on the bleak promise of their first album, more explicit of an incredibly dim view of world affairs. Subjects ranging from war to ecological collapse and all the bright space in between. RAUM has grown up into something extremely paranoid and in haste. sounds like Leonard Cohen and Nausea team up to start a bluegrass troupe or perhaps the Minutemen go french musette.
Comes with lyrics sheet.

This is their new release, and features lyrics like "Sinking like the sickness says/"sickened while the sinking stays."/Civilization is a train, speeding towards a tunnel/painted on the side of a mountain"



    thanks to calexicoca

  2. Awesome! My label will be releasing their split EP with Hail Seizures from seattle this summer hopefully in time for their European tour!