THURSDAY 13 APRIL
The first thing you notice about Weyes Blood’s newest album, Front Row Seat to Earth, is its closeness. The music is immediate and warm with intimate feeling. This disarming nearness draws out emotion from the album’s sound in evocative, bold color. The lyrics serve not to obscure and mystify, but to perform, reveal, and take the listener inside. This is the folk music of the near future.
Natalie Mering, the being behind Weyes Blood, sings sublimely on Front Row. These are her words and she means them. Between the subtle pulses of her breath, we feel the textures of her voice. Her delivery is a trained low gloss, polished with the charm of speech. Mering embeds her song in a harmonic gauze of arpeggiated piano, acoustic guitar, druggy horns, and outer space electronics. Love and loss balanced together in suspended alchemy, as the earthiness of the singer-songwriter tradition wears digital sounds like feathers in its hair.
Following Front Row Weyes Blood now return to celebrate the release of a collaborative EP with Ariel Pink. Entitled Myths 002, it’s in support of Marfa Myths 2017 cultural festival, and out January 27th via Mexican Summer.
After a magnificent sold out show last year we are delighted to announce Weyes Blood will play The Dome Tufnell Park in April.
Tickets £11.00 +bf adv. available from http://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/weyesbloodthedome
The Dome, Tufnell Park
2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HL