Back in May we reviewed I Predict A Graceful Expulsion and said this about Hector:
-A wonderful surprise is Hector with a percolating beat and picking guitars flirting with dissonance. As the piano down beat reverberates around a solid drum beat it feels very much like it could exist as a twin sister to some Radiohead song on their Rainbows album.-
The video is a total surprise. It is as if Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Anne Rice and George Romero got together to create "this confounded imagery to music." I love it. It is really creepy, beautifully shot with a story somewhere to be flushed out by anyone who cares to do so. Dark twisted questions ready to be answered.
AND be sure to check out the latest press release below:
We are a week away from the start of Cold Specks' headlining North American tour and are happy to debut the new video for “Hector” the next single off of Al Spx debut release I Predict A Graceful Expulsion. Who doesn’t love a zombie bride?
Watch, share and love it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Self-proclaimed as "doom soul", the music of Cold Specks draws on folk and gospel elements, with a strong personal interpretation. At times it can be heavy and bleak, but the willful, raspy vocals of Al Spx offer an element of brightness. The weight of each track grows slowly and as her velvetly vocals hit your ears, you will instantly feel swathed in this warm blanket-like familiarity. As the leaves begin to change and the nights grow darker and colder, this is the music that will warm you from the inside out.
And as a reminder of how beautiful art and creative people still c0-exist in New York—something we all should be remembering this week, make sure to check out Al’s La Blogotheque Session and Ice Fishing With Dan Session from her tour with Great Lake Swimmers over the summer.
11/8 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
11/9 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
11/10 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA
11/11 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
11/13 – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX
11/14 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/17 – Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Museum – Los Angeles, CA
11/18 – Bottom of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
11/20 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
11/28 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
11/29 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
Cold Specks, lead by singer-guitarist Al Spx, hails from Etobicoke, Canada although she now calls London home. Channeling James Joyce’s Ulysses she donned the name Cold Specks from Joyce’s gripping script
“Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness.”