Sunday, April 13, 2008

Speck Mountain


I'd never heard of Speck Mountain before Friday. Even yet, I'm still trying to get the image of a huge pile of thin Italian ham out of my mind. But that aside, I'm impressed. The track that made its way to me is Backslide, a b-side to their forthcoming Blood is Clean 7 inch single. The beauty is in the simplicity. A minimum of synth notes, a sparse backbeat and a simple little guitar line. That's it. It's lovely in a retro-spacey way and whets my appetite for more psychedelic Speck Mountain sounds.

Download: Speck Mountain - Backslide

3 comments:

Andy said...

really love these guys mr growl. thanks for discovering them! btw - did you know about this festival in brighton - is a fantastic lineup:

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ro said...

hey ..just to let you know...speck mountain are supporting the young republic and woodpigeon in london at the borderline in may! sounds like an ideal show for you i would think?

The Daily Growl said...

Ro - you've no idea how gutted I am about this gig. I'm out of the country with work, and it was bad enough missing The Young Republic, but now Speck Mountain too! It's too much. These work jollies often just aren't worth it...