New Bums feat. Ben Chasny and Donovan Quinn - "Black Bough" (stream)
Veterans of the loose folk, psychedelia and free music revival style that's in years past been dubbed "New Weird America", Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire) and Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) joined musical forces as New Bums.
Their debut release,the Slim Volume 7" came out back in September, and Drag City just announced that their debut LP, Voices in a Rented Room is due to be released by the label on February 19th of next year.
With that announcement comes a first taste from the album, "Black Bough". Sad, drunk and sodden, the song moves at half-speed, but Chasny and Quinn weave such gorgeous melodies that the song is not completely without hope. The diffuse-sunlit folk-country of this first track may just be habit-forming.