Speck Mountain – Some Sweet Relief


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


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”