Name Sayers – Mantles – Vinyl


Band: Name Sayers

Label: Old Faithful Records

Format: Vinyl

Catalogue Number: OFR002


“Name Sayers’ debut LP (from 2018) spins a torch-lit ritual of loud, Gothic post-folk led by a singer whose hovering baritone and metaphysical command position him as the musical next of kin to Nick Cave and PJ Harvey (had the onetime lovers ever procreated). Eight scriptures from the ATX fourpiece unfold with the tribal, floor-tom pounding of ‘Upbringing,’ over which Devin James Fry chants a creation story where his body and voice are a macrocosm of the Colorado landscape: ‘Yarrow grow where my heel go/ Red canyon down my back.’

Earthy ideology runs deep in the fascinating lyricism of Fry, who romanticizes celestial cycles on ‘New Moon’ while ghosts echo out the sound hole of his down-tuned, distorted, acoustic guitar atop Marc Henry’s danceable beat. Bassist Grant Himmler and guitarist Garrett Hellman are shamans too, hitting a mystical ‘I Put a Spell on You’ crawl on the Arthurian-legend-inspired ‘Heron King’ before enchanting an industrial rock motor with ‘Kerr Gulch,’ thickened with cosmic steel guitar from Ricky Ray Jackson.” —Kevin Curtin, Austin Chronicle Liner notes are a poem written for this release by poet Dean Young.

Track listing:
Side A
1. Upbringing
2. New Moon
3. Satan Is My Chair
4. 28th of May
Side B
1. Heron King
2. Kerr Gulch
3. I Used To Curse In Battle
4. Keepaway

GENRE: Gothic Psychedelic Rock/Americana/Austin Texas
BARCODE: 806789871245

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Weight 0.999 kg