In April 2011, The Crackling released their debut album, the critically acclaimed Keep Full Ambitious. The group is now poised to release their sophomore full length Mary Magdalene next month. Kenton Loewen‘s The Crackling bring its unmistakable darkened warmth and invitation to the sometimes bleak, often challenging, yet mostly hopeful subject matter found in their new album. Lush with texture, deep with color, and free in its unbound expression, The Crackling maintain their emotional musical vocabulary in this evocative creation.
The musical diversity found in the members of The Crackling puts them in demand by several different projects, from Mother Mother to the Be Good Tanya’s and the Dan Mangan Band to name a few. This digital servicing is for two tracks from the forthcoming album. On “Keep Me Drunk”, The Vancouver Children’s Choir add a celestial tone to the song’s steady folk-rock. Vaudevillian keys and screeching guitar add a more menacing tone on “The Crackling”. Arrangements become sparse in between choruses, offering some light to the song’s dark colors.
RIYL: Billy Bragg & Wilco, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem
Digital Servicing Only
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