Speck Mountain – Some Sweet Relief

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Artist: Speck Mountain
AlbumSome Sweet Relief
File Under: Dream Rock
Recommended if You Like:  Neko Case, Mazzy Star, Cat Power
Featured Tracks

“I Feel Eternal”:

Have you met your musical soul mate yet? Karl Briedrick and Marie-Claire Balabanian of Speck Mountain have – each other. Self-described “musical soul mates,” Briedrick and Balabanian write as a team, communicating in intuitive, womb-curled melody, exploded texture and spiky rhythm.  

Their new album, Some Sweet Relief, is atmospheric, sexy, headphone hypnotica – or ambient soul as the duo likes to classify it.  A fitting sound for the theme of their latest effort, which is about desire and fidelity. Balabanian has a beautiful voice with a timbre very much like that of Neko Case – a sleepier, sexed up version of her. It’s a great late night listen, especially on such a sultry evening as tonight where ‘Some Sweet Relief’ from this heat would be nice.  Time to check out and tune in.

Here’s the video for “Angela“.

Neko’s ‘Charity’ Case

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Neko Case has a new album on the horizon, Middle Cyclone, due out March 3 on ANTI-. Now through February 3 you can download the first single “People Got A Lotta Nerve,” and help a great cause!  Because for every blog that reposts the song and/or iLike user who adds it to their profile, Neko Case andANTI– will make a cash donation to Best Friends Animal SocietyFive dollars will be donated for every blog post and one dollar for every user of iLike that adds the song to his/her profile.

I’ve done my job, now go do yours.  After you’ve properly ogled that hot album cover, of course. She does look like a man eater in that photo.

Neko Case, “People Got a Lotta Nerve”