6 / 10
Oh man, it seems like only yesterday you weren’t anyone if you didn’t work in Jack White’s favourite video store and have a new seven-inch in the can at Toerag. Recent years, mind, have seen the winds of trend now blowing rather more bucolic. New signings to Sonic Youth man Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label, Tall Firs are not exactly children of the great, unspoilt wilderness – not unless Brooklyn just shipped in a few dozen great redwoods and 1,000-year-old oaks from Norway. But on the likes of ‘Go Whiskey’, Dave Mies and Aaron Mullan conjure up a spooked urban folk that maps the territory between backwoods strum and the electric guitar inventions of Thurston et al.
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