Ben Chasny und Donovan Quinn mit neuem New Bums-Album

Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Rangda, Comets on Fire, ehemals Current 93 u.v.a.) und Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) bringen Mitte März ihr zweites gemeinsames Album als New Bums heraus. Wie vor bereits sieben Jahren “Voices In a Rented Room” ist “Last Time I Saw Grace” ein von schrägem Galgenhumor geprägtes Album, dessen oft gemurmelte und geflüsterte Texte mit der Mustern der bluesigen Akustikgitarre in ein interessantes Spannungsverhältnis treten.

“Retaining the drunk-dog-locomotion of their debut, New Bums sprinkle a bit of fresh fancy into their signature twin guitars-and-vocals sound, with cleaner recording techniques, further developments in harmonies, and a new appreciation for a song with more than two parts, making Last Time I Saw Grace nothing less than the perfect progression from the purposefully murky mixes of their debut. Continuing to embrace an acoustic rock ’n’ roll sound, New Bums push the words and the stories of their songs, crafting tales with satiric glee on Last Time I Saw Grace. However, this world of empty perfume bottles, bodies tied to masts, and moving onward to devastation (after the bottle on the table pulls a gun) feels much more Gombrowitczian dreamscape than drunken night on the town. Yes, everything is wasted, but this is an existential wasteland rather than a substance-laden one.” (Drag City)

@ Drag City