Ruby Fray - Grackle

K Records/Dub Narcotic affiliate Emily Beanblossom has an awesome name, but Beanblossom performs self-described “witchy chamber folk” under the slightly-less-awesome-but-still-awesome name Ruby Fray. It’s probably because “Emily Beanblossom” is so impossibly twee, whereas Ruby Fray sounds darkly seductive — which is exactly how I’d describe Grackle, her extremely promising sophomore album coming this fall. Some might dismiss lead single “Barbara” as Ultraviolence-core, but there’s more to Beanblossom’s haunting rock balladry than mere Lana worship. The song captivates from its arresting first bass note onward, building high drama that casts a spell like Hope Sandoval at the witching hour or Nancy Sinatra noir. It’s exceptionally well-done, and there’s more where this came from. In the meantime, start with “Barbara” below.

Grackle is out 9/30 on K.

Comments (2)
  1. Yo, this file is private or something. “The owner of this track has not made this sound available for streaming in your location.” Can’t listen to it, wuttttt.

    ^^^^^looks like you can stream it from the direct link, but not embedded right now.

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