Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter – Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul

After making a splash with her vocal on the Sunn O))) / Boris collab Altar last year, melancholic, gothic country-rocker Jesse Sykes and her backing band The Sweet Hereafter are set to release their third record — and it all makes for a long ass post title. Jesse’s weathered, velvety vocals bend and fray with the album’s textured turns, sometimes an old woman’s whisper, sometimes a raspy man’s moan. The Sweet Hereafter includes ex-Whiskeytown guitarist Paul Wandscher, whose playing adds a cosmic-country quality to the tunes. Take this cut as Exhibit A:

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter – “Station Grey” (MP3)

And if you missed it, here’s another taste of the record’s spacey & western:

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter – “LLL” (MP3)

Stream the rest of the record here.

Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul is out 2/6 on Barsuk.