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The Wingdale Community Singers – Night, Sleep, Death (2013)

Posted by on July 13, 2013 with No Commentsas

wiThe title of Night, Sleep, Death augurs an album full of endings, but the third long player by the Wingdale Community Singers imparts a more irresolute experience. It’s by turns attractive and off-putting, like a person whose every persuasive invitation to hang out is countered by an action that makes you want to head for the door.
The Singers are a trio of heavyweights playing it light. Hannah Marcus, a singer whose solo albums have been enthusiastically boosted by the likes of Mark Kozelek and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Rick Moody, the novelist who has authored The Ice Storm and Garden State, share lead vocals and songwriting. David Grubbs (Gastr Del Sol, Red Krayola, Bastro, Squirrel Bait) takes care of business, contributing guitar, harmony vocals, and the record label that put this LP out. A posse of moderately well known people, including Tanya Donelly, Jolie Holland and Kid Millions, add extra voices and instrumentation. The group’s name makes it sound like a part-time endeavor, the sort of thing you’d rehearse once a week so you can sing to the neighbors come holiday time, and the music fits into the lineage of harmony-heavy urban folk rock epitomized by the Roche Sisters.

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