Listening to The Black Heart Procession‘s new album, The Spell, really does set a scene only to be rivaled by an actual funeral procession. It’s dark, moody, haunting even…like the music of a traditional New Orleans funeral, only this time the wailing brass has been replaced with the equally painful cry of violins, cellos, and your obvious rock instrumentation. With 2005 right behind us, the effects of Katrina still poignant (whether the media [goverment] wishes to broadcast [exploit] them or not), an album like this is just what we need…and may be one of the most relative albums of the year, depending [unfortunately] if Pitchfork likes it or not. Check out a few tracks for yourself:
The Spell will hit stores on May 11th, but you can reserve a copy now!