Best hold the proverbial Friday press, for a certain Liverpudlian lesser known as Matt Barnes just deigned to unhand the gripping return of Forest Swords. Entitled Thor’s Stone, bold a statement as this might sound in light of the idiosyncratic brilliance intrinsic to much of 2010 extended-play Dagger Paths, it might just be his best yet as stark twangs drafted in from a distant exotic meet with the muggy undertones of suburban discontent. A recording as initially introspective as it is eventually uninhibited and nocturnally initiated, it’s a work of impressively textured contrast – that and this; now and then; never and again. And as such, it’s alluringly exempt from time, place, and pointless categorisation. Explicitly spectacular, if reservedly so.
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- A robust hunk of gritty, blues-infused psychedelia, put @gulpworld's Vast Space on, "open up, and let the fun begin." http://t.co/65vRRzVZ6l about 1 hour ago from web
- A disarmingly subdued affair, stream @BrodyDalle's Parties For Prostitutes: http://t.co/JIBZWuXAyS about 2 hours ago from web
- Continuing to peel away at their steamy, upcoming #HotDreams, Ontario eccentrics @Timber_Timbre draw back Curtains!? http://t.co/mw6tVuorGk about 2 hours ago from web
- A wonderfully muddy romp, stream Del Rio – the B-side to @st_vincent's #DigitalWitness http://t.co/xNbijfJ1vN about 3 hours ago from web