Philadelphia folkies Shadow Band are disciples of the old English scene that gave us Pentangle and Fairport Convention, but they approach it with a baroque twilight aesthetic befitting Weyes Blood or latter-day Radiohead. Or at least that’s the vibe I’m picking up from “Daylight,” the latest advance single from the group’s upcoming Wilderness Of Love. Mike Bruno and his acoustic fingerpicking are elevated to eerie transcendence by little more than some ghostly backing singers and some simple, delicate instrumental flourishes. It’s awesomely gorgeous, so listen below.
Shadow Band have tour dates coming up:
02/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville [NYC Record Release Show] Ticket Info
02/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Baird Mansion Atrium [Philly Record Release Show] Ticket Info
02/26 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
02/27 Burlington, VT @ Radio Bean Ticket Info
02/28 Providence, RI @ Aurora Ticket Info
03/01 New Haven, CT @ BAR
03/06 Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
03/07 Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar
03/08 Nashville, TN @ East Room Ticket Info
03/10 Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s Downtown
03/11 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
03/12 Arlington, VA @ Galaxy Hut Ticket Info
Wilderness Of Love is out 2/24 on Mexican Summer. Pre-order it here.