/ Laura Ramsey
Song: “Lonely Hunter”
Artist: Timber Timbre
CD: Creep on Creepin ‘On
Few contemporary indie-rock bands are more in touch with their creepy side than Timber Timbre. Armed with old tape recorders for the making of their latest album, the band carefully tweaked the vocals and instrumentation to give the record a distinctly spooky blues sound, even going so far as to schedule a night in their recording schedule to drop a few. good shouts. .
Inspired by the title of a Carson McCullers novel, “Lonesome Hunter” opens with a howling violin and a barrage of disturbing scenarios, presented in Taylor Kirk’s echoing baritone. But there’s more to the song than its haunting effects, sinister lyrical references, and ghoulish voice. Under Kirk’s spell, zombies and witchcraft become metaphors for complex human emotions like love and desire.
But, to answer the song’s disturbing question, he is not blackbirds forever more. There’s a lightness that lurks just below the surface, waiting to be exhumed – just listen to this playful piano melody. It’s hard not to laugh with the title of Timber Timbre’s latest album, Creep on Creepin ‘On, and that’s exactly what Kirk and company had in mind.