Originally posted on April 5, 2011
Out today on Klangbad records, Quick Words–a “recording made in the Brooklyn wintertime”–opens with Christy & Emily‘s “Bells.” The dark, driving beat fuels yearning lyrics and bright guitar riffs. This recording officially ushers in a new era for C&E, in which the duo is joined by Kristen Mueller on drums and Pete Kerlin on bass.
The other track on the 7″ is Talk Normal‘s “Hurricane.” A kettle drum and siren-like drone underpin declamatory, almost chant-like singing. The track is mixed to sound like it was recorded inside a vast, empty warehouse–either that, or some otherworldly, secluded village.
Available as a digital download is the extra track “Endtime Evangelist” by Christy & Emily. An Oakley Hall cover, C&E bring energy and urgency to the original–which has a slow, ambling country-esque feel to it–with a repeated Wurlitzer note and clean guitar tones. For the final verse Emily shows off her vox chops in strong but gentle high notes.