Smoke Fairies: Darkness Brings The Wonders Home: Limited Edition Gold Vinyl

Darkness Brings The Wonders Home: Limited Edition Gold Vinyl

Smoke Fairies

  • US $25.99  

  • Release Date 31 January 2020
Product code
YR710LPX
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Year Seven Records

"While Smoke Fairies initially intended to return to the earthy folk of early work like 2011’s Through Low Light and Trees, the duo soon found themselves assuming a new boldness in their guitar style and, in turn, pushing into much wilder terrain. In doing so, Blamire and Davies spent much of their time perusing the guitar shop near Ek’s chosen studio, experimenting with countless guitars and amps to augment the album’s sonic palette. “It was like being in a sweet shop, getting to try all these guitars we’d normally never be able to afford,” says Blamire. “We ended up making friends with guitars we never thought to use before, like this weird vintage Kay that sounded great but was so hard to play—to the point where there were days when our fingers were bleeding, or we had blisters in places you didn’t even know you could get them.”

Opening with “On the Wing,” Darkness Brings The Wonders Home quickly proves the power of matching that pummeling guitar work with Smoke Fairies’ finespun songwriting. With its woozy intensity and spellbinding rhythms, the song also introduces one of the album’s most prominent themes: the often-futile attempts at true connection at a time when the most impetuous behavior tends to prevail. “When we were little my brother wrote a poem about waking up and finding he’d changed into a swan overnight, with feathers growing out of his arms,” says Blamire of the song’s inspiration. “To me that’s an interesting metaphor for how people can grow into becoming quite flighty, where they’re never really able to settle in one place or with one person.”

Tracks
Tracklist
1 On The Wing  
2 Elevator  
3 Disconnect  
4 Coffee Shop Blues  
5 Left To Roll  
6 Out Of The Woods  
7 Chocolate Rabbit  
8 Chew Your Bones  
9 Don't You Want To Spiral Out Of Control?  
10 Super Tremolo  

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