Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cold Specks releasing Debut Full Length

A few weeks ago I heard the term 'Death Gospel' for the very first time when hearing & reading people describe the music of Adam Arcuragi. Now we have something called 'Doom Soul' when speaking of Canadian singer Al Spx, aka Cold Specks.  She recently signed up with Mute Records and she'll be releasing her debut album, I Predict A Graceful Expulsion this May 22nd. The disc was recorded in London where Spx is now based, and it saw her work with a group of musicians, including regular PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis who helped out with arrangements and percussion.
Cold Specks name comes from a line in James Joyce’s Ulysses (“Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness), and Spx cites influences from Lomax Field Recordings and James Carr to Bill Callahan and Tom Waits.
Check out the haunting track, "Holland" below, and visit her website to see all the upcoming tour dates which include performances with Great Lake Swimmers.

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