11 October 2011

Bruce Peninsula - Self Titled

Bruce Peninsula is a band from Toronto. They do a peculiar mix of folk, gospel,  and some nearly prog-like influences. However, the most stunning and unique aspect of this band is the gospel.

'Rosie', the streaming song below, is one of the most awesome things i've heard all year, easily. It's a cover of one of the Alan Lomax-curated prison songs i posted about here.

This self-titled has just two songs, but they are both tremendous and a great introduction to the band. They have two LP's, A Mountain Is A Mouth, and Open Flames, which was just released very recently. If you dig the this EP (or the song that i make previewable now zomg) you should buy one of the LP's. They also did the soundtrack for Small Town Murder Songs.


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