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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Black Swift - The World Howls

The World Howls cover art

Black Swift, AKA Sally Grayson, is a indie-blues artist who just released 'The World Howls'. Some are comparing her style to a cross of Tom Waits and Nick Cave . As much as I agree, I think she is more in line with the musical equivalent of a David Lynch or Oliver Stone movie (think Lost Highway or Natural Born Killers). Mixing genres from a country twang to guitar punk, Black Swift is a sonic force that will take you on one wild ride.

Wherever she draws her influences from she definitely has her own voice and I can't wait to hear more of it.

I've been listening to this all day. Seriously. I have had this on repeat in my car and house. All day.

I'm smitten.

In her own words...

"The new Album “The World Howls,” ranges in style from Tarantino road trip Rock to Morricone, to Fugazi to Tom Waits. Together with her collaborators Black Swift has been working steadily on a new album for over a year. The bones of the song were written by Grayson, but the rest has come from a variety of musicians who helped arrange and record in numerous places in America and Germany. “The World Howls” features Jerome Fontamillas (Switchfoot), Beverly Fre$h, Nate Lehner (The Guilty Wanted), Burkhard Mayer-Anderson, Mike Gunther (Mike Gunther & his Restless Souls), Jayathi Kyle (Black Audience), Stefanie Haecker and more. Of all her collaborators, her most consistent on this album are co-producer David Arzt (Jumbo Jet) who played and arranged on most of the songs on the album, Steffen Eifert (Same Same Here) on drums, and Tobias Unrath on bass. From energetic post-punk indie rock to epic dark ballads, to soul infused & blues influenced story telling, “The World Howls” stretches the gamet of songwriting and soundscapes. "

Listen for yourself!!


Here is a video for 'Branches & Sticks'.





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