There are few really distinctive voices within the music panorama, but it surely certain looks like Odetta Hartman is one in all them. She’s simply introduced her sophomore album, Outdated Rockhounds By no means Die (out August 10 by way of Northern Spy and Memphis Industries), and it’s heralded by “Distress,” a banjo-led homicide ballad that options gunshots as an instrumental component, and stylistically lies someplace between Outdated West people and the darkish electronica of Fever Ray. She advised NPR of the track:

“Maybe the earliest track I wrote on banjo, this homicide ballad has haunted me since I first visited the New Mexican deserts. The jury remains to be out over who killed who, however one factor is definite: the one justice discovered is that which we serve ourselves.”

She additionally says, unsurprisingly, that she used some unconventional instrumentation whereas recording the album:

“Most of the beats on the album had been recorded within the kitchen: the snare sound is definitely a working faucet, or if you happen to hear these glockenspiel bells that’s truly a set of kitchen bowls. Different percussive parts embrace scissors, a pepper grinder and keys on the radiator.”

Take heed to “Distress” above, and under, take a look at the Outdated Rockhounds By no means Die album artwork and tracklist under.

Northern Spy

1. “Outdated Rockhounds”
2. “Cowboy Tune”
three. “You You”
four. “Widow’s Peak”
5. “Candy Tooth”
6. “Auto”
7. “Honey”
eight. “Smoke Break”
9. “The Ocean”
10. “Spit”
11. “Freedom”
12. “Distress”
13. “Dettifoss”
14. “Carbon Copy”
15. “(Nonetheless Alive)”

Outdated Rockhounds By no means Die is out eight/10 by way of Northern Spy and Memphis Industries. Pre-order it right here.

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