"Ontario Gothic" - Foxes In Fiction
All the headlines this day are of Guardians of the Galaxy, and rightly so, but even the Marvel-phobic have reason to delight in this Friday.
I’ve already geeked out about Ontario Gothic, the upcoming Foxes In Fiction record, but allow a few more words from us on the topic in lieu of the title track’s debut on Pitchfork.
To be unabashedly biased, “Ontario Gothic” is fabulous. It’s gorgeous from the first, as some aged keyboard ushers all else in on its back, a vital and blissful undercurrent throughout. The stage directions herein are exquisitely executed, with each part entering and exiting with seamless grace and precision. It all feels apiece, feels right, like there is no other way this song could’ve been (though there were undoubtedly tinkerings right ‘til the very end).
Each individual sound - the keyboards, Owen Pallett’s strings, Hildebrand’s own gentle voice - is a delight, and the construction and pacing of the song are irresistibly refined. It’s quite the composition.
- Tyler Hanan
Joanna Newsom - On A Good Day - Have One On Me
Shakey Graves - Big Time Nashville Star (Winnipeg Folk Fest Session)
Fireproof - The National
You are not the only one
To sit awake until
The wild feelings leave you
Houses In Motion - Talking Heads
alt-J - Left Hand Free
Florence and the Machine - Stay With Me (Sam Smith cover)
[live @ Orange Warsaw Festival 06.14.2014] xx
This is out of this world.
Why am I so emotional?
No, it’s not a good look, gain some self-control
And deep down I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt
i am drowning; there is no sign of land
you are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand
and i hope you die
i hope we both die
Keaton Henson | Beekeeper
the devil’s got nothing on me, my friend