"Krueger sings with the fidelity of a songwriter who's seen what he's saying." - Pitchfork
Portland, OR's esteemed dark indie rock band Southerly shares the first track from their upcoming covers series today via Echoes and Dust. The covers series pays homage to some of the band's friends and favorites including The National, Low, Big Star, Elliott Smith and Jeff Hanson. Hear and share Southerly's glorious take on Low's "When I Go Deaf" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)
Southerly is the musical brainchild of songwriter and SELF Group label founder Krist Krueger. Southerly's 2007 Greyday Records debut Storyteller and the Gossip Columnist was met with national critical acclaim, followed by Champion Of The Noisy Negativists EP (2010) and the epic album Youth (2011). Krueger is also known for his sonic experimentations in Yardsss and Sndtrkr.
SELF Group has begun a major relaunching this year, with new releases from Mothertapes and Yardsss, and forthcoming releases from C^VES and a long-awaited full length from Southerly in early 2016.
The upcoming fourth Southerly album, titled Broadcast Live From So, So, So, represents Krueger's most mature songwriting to date. As with all of the prior Southerly albums, it's a concept record, hitting on the most basic longstanding human themes: relationships ending, the dark paths the mind can take when we allow it and how we can eventually find our way back to the surface. Sonically, Broadcast takes a more simplistic approach to songwriting and arrangement as opposed to Southerly's prior, more orchestral pop albums and marks fourteen years of Krueger and engineer/producer Robert Bartleson working together at Krueger's own Sonic Sandbox and Bartleson's Haywire Recording Studio in Portland, OR along with Southerly and Yardsss co-writer Eli Savage.
Album: Covers Series
Label: Self Group
Release Date: January 8th, 2016
01. "When I Go Deaf" (Low)
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