Brother Earth‘s ‘Out Like a Lion’ from their recent album Positive Haywires is as arresting as it almost not even there. As if breathed into existence by a group of slacker ghosts, the song lilts and turns, crashing into furniture but never losing focus on some hidden goal. The incantatory vocal, the tugging nylon guitar and the insistent percussion are reminiscent of Pram at the height of their craft, yet this song is something else again and very much it’s own strange and wonderful beast. If this doesn’t soundtrack an episode of True Detective there is no justice in the world.
It was a no brainer that a collaboration between Robert Pollard collaborator and GBV producer Todd Tobias and Steve Five of The Library Is On Fire would produce something new and wonderful but Positive Haywires exceeded even my own extremely high expectations. Dig it!