From Brandon’s December Mixtape last week you probably got the sense that we’re shifting here with the lower temperature and shorter days. It’s kind of hard not to indulge a little. Perfect for that feeling: BTW Family Band’s Cold Songs digital EP. It’s five songs with accompanying videos for each track. The videos are mostly in sepia or black & white, which fit the mood here: isolated, icy, etc. But title track “Cold Song,” has a motion-inducing beat and traveling themes, so there’s still momentum to these frozen tracks.
Family Band – “Cold Song”
Vocalist Kin Krans said she and partner Jonny Ollsin filmed the video for “Beg” at their Catskills cabin (where they also do a lot of music recording). So that’s got to be Ollsin playing the hooded hunter:
And here’s video of Family Band performing “The Yard,” also from Cold Songs, from inside a tent/bubble that also contains their audience.
Cold Songs is out now. Get it on Bandcamp.