Sunday Brunch: Jan. 12, 2014


New music every Sunday.

Linda Perhacs “Freely” (from The Soul of All Natural Things, 2014)
This is from Perhac’s second album, coming out in a couple of months. Her first was released 44 years ago! Amazingly, this song picks up right where her first album left off – it’s got the same mystical, folk-new age cosmicness. I’ve always found something slightly off-center and unsettling about Perhac’s music, too…something I can’t quite put my finger on. A certain hauntedness in the beauty.

Kyle Fosburgh “There Is a Way” (from Songs for the Road Home, 2013)
I’ve been playing this track a lot the last month or so. It’s an unhurried meditation, a pensive yet lighthearted study in warm ambers and browns. You can download Fosburgh’s entire new album, plus his others at his bandcamp page. Oh yeah, he also runs Grass-Tops Recording, responsible for one of the best reissues of last year – Robbie Basho’s Visions of the Country.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust Late Descent #2 (from Last Night on Earth, 2013)
Not really new music, it’s been out since last summer – but the video is new. An abstract, impressionistic track from my favorite album of 2013.

“By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” – from Brunch: A Plea, by Guy Beringer, in “Hunter’s Weekly”, 1895.

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