Red House Painters + Windy & Carl
I can’t add much to what has already been said on the internet/reviews/interviews of all of Mark Kozelek’s projects. If you haven’t listened to Red House Painters before then be warned its some of the saddest music. This song “Mistress” is actually upbeat compared to everything else plus he has some distant distortion going on that really works out nicely.
Windy & Carl don’t get the credit they deserve, I mean they run a wonderful record store called Stormy in Michigan, they release on Kranky and have been doing this sound longer than most that are still in the game, the noisy and lovely post rock game.
This High Places song is everything I wanted Mum to do after their first record, this is a very well written about band that deserves all the love they’ve received. Highly Recommended.
Red House Painters – Mistress[audio:mistress.mp3]
Windy & Carl – My Love[audio:windy.mp3]
High Places – From Stardust to Sentience[audio:highplaces.mp3]
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greg says:January 23, 2009 at 10:36 am
I’ve been following Mark Kozelek’s career since 1993. Nobody can touch him. His deep, resonant voice is unmatched. His songwriting is superb.
P.S. – I am also enjoying the High Places album. Good stuff.
Shelby White says:January 23, 2009 at 10:37 am
Dig Windy & Carl, fun/relaxing beat.
mpb says:January 23, 2009 at 11:03 am
A radio station I used to listen to in Philly had a show on Saturday nights called “The Long Song”. All songs over 7-8 minutes, at least. RHP is the perfect band if you like that kind of thing.
Pablo/Porteño says:January 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm
Sun kil moon is pretty good also. i just discovered it several months back and is good stuff. not too familiar with red house painters though, might have to give it a listen
spencer says:January 26, 2009 at 11:30 am
my friend is Kozelek’s cousin. She tells me he is constantly strung out.