Thursday, January 19, 2012

Strand of Oaks - Dark Shores

We went to see Strand of Oaks open for Crooked Fingers a couple of months back, and they had a couple of new songs for us. He mentioned that he would be recording soon. Add this to our list of "Things to be stoked on in 2012." Here's a video with the title track from the next album, "Dark Shores".

The electronic percussion is new, and the Neil Young-isms are more prevalent than ever. It's a combination that shouldn't work, the harshness of the digital scratching along the fluid electric guitar lines, but it does. It really fucking does. We're a bit worried than the Bon Iver comparisons are going to flow faster than ever, but we honestly think Tim's working in a much weirder paradigm. Anyway. New track, new album soon, keep your eyes peeled.

Video was taken at their LA show, by Ken Knox.

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