A friend recommended and sent me a copy of the new Lewis & Clarke’s “Light Time”. That friend is Tim Showalter (or Strand of Oaks, and fellow label mate of L&C) and I can’t thank him enough and I have to say, I was reminded how much I get lost in the beauty of almost anything they do. I dare say it, I Love Lewis & Clarke.
The press quote below for the new 4 track EP release:
Light Time is a subtle and powerful 12″ vinyl exercise in it’s own flaws, weaknesses and strength of purpose. Side A’s two tracks act as one piece of transitional music; confrontational and satisfying with the softest abandon of self-awareness. Side B glances to the past and confirms the restorative cycle of death, decay, contemplation and re-growth. For all of the whispery voiced, faux-bohemian, lilting clichÃ©s that over populate what we can loosely term as “folk music”, Lewis & Clarke once again reminds us that the heart, above all else, is a muscle.
Yes, it is a little deep, but it gets you an idea of the sounds that will be emanating from the pressed plastic that we should all own. The 4 tracks (including a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel” and a reworking of “Dead and Gone” from the “Bare Bones and Branches album) is currently out on coloured vinyl in a pressing of 500. What this means is pick it up and get lost in it – you can’t but help to feel yourself stuck in time, feet in stone, heart on your sleeve.
Purchase the new EP on Vinyl or Mp3 below:
p.s. Don’t get me started on thier cover of The Cure’s “Disintegration”…stellar. Once you get Robert Smith’s voice out of your head, you truly discover it’s worth. The original has a bit more bite and is an all time favourite in the first place, so it takes a bit to do it justice…