Michael Feuerstack, The Harry Heart Chrysalis, Freschard
May 14, 2014 § Leave a comment
You might assume that I only like country & western, but it’s not completely true. Here are some other fairly recent favourites.
Michael Feuerstack’s previous album Tambourine Death Bed was a late entry to my best albums of 2013 list. Follow-up Singer-Songer came out on record release day. This time Michael isn’t charge of the lead vocals. Instead he has written songs for bunch of Canadian music heroes. There’s Jim Bryson, Devon Sproule, Leif Vollebekk, the almighty John K. Samson etc. This thing also works surprisingly well as a whole album. It doesn’t seem to be just a loose collection of songs with different lead vocalists. It’s not a big surprise that I will post the one that is sung by John K. Samson, because.. well…I love that man. This is Friday Night Guard. Singer-Songer is a co-release by Headless Owl and Forward Music Group.
This song came to my attention in January or February and I’ve really felt bad that I never wrote about it. I only included it on one of those Spotify lists. The song in question is You Are Not A Rarity by Sydney-based The Harry Heart Chrysalis. I’ve listened to it dozens of times during the past few months. It’s so brutal in a kind of a cute way. It’s the first single from his latest EP Bodensee and Other False Stories, which you can download for free at Bandcamp. He already posted another single from this EP, but I’m kind of slow so I’ll post this favourite of mine, You are Not a Rarity.
This is music that makes me smile. I can see myself getting completely obsessed with Freschard in the not-too-distant future. This is a beatiful drug. If you see me making little dance moves in public and singing out loud with french accent, I’m not going insane or trying to invent a new silly walk. It’s just a little overdose of Freschard. Here are a few magnificent examples.