Coal Beautiere

From the amazingly bountiful region in and around Nevada City, CA comes yet another achingly beautiful folk enchantress. Though their compatriots Alela Diane and to a lesser extent(sadly) Mariee Sioux have garnered more attention, the wonderful duo of Adrienne Spring Beatty and Arthur Harold Echternacht IV have crafted a bittersweet batch of folk-pop trysts. At once lush and yet wholly unfettered, their songs are doused in Adrienne's enveloping voice; while underneath a somber pianos weep quietly, then louder until a choir of background vocals answer their call in soothing tones of remorse and comfort. Again I have to kick myself for residing on the wrong corner of the country to see such great works performed in the live setting. This has turned into a banner year for beautiful folk tinged pop, and Fight Your Broken Heart and Fly will slot itself in right along side those gems already laid on us by Mariee Sioux and Orion Rigel Domiesse.

[MP3] Coal Beautiere - Shipwrekk'd
[MP3] Coal Beautiere - Creepy Addicts

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posted by dissensous at 10:01:00 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hm. Not really comparable to Mariee Sioux, who is channelling some crazy magic. This is cute, but just...cute.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Paviel said...

Irregardless of choosing to post on this band's comments sheet here, I wanted to laud you for what you do here with "Raven Sings the Blues". Because of you, I'm able to say that in the past year or so I've been exposed to some of the greatest -- and bravest -- designers of sound.

Thanks so much for your work...

11:23 PM  
Anonymous matthew said...

while i do think there is a distinct element of "cuteness" to some of the songs, that's not really the word i would chose to describe the band or the album.

depending on how depressed or sleep deprived i am, sometimes i feel like i'm listening to fairies. other times i just hear old souls. maybe this makes no sense, but in my head it does.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if by "just cute", you mean absolutely friggen gorgeous in a sun drenched meadow sort of way... then yeah, coal beautiere is pretty cute. although, i would describe them more as hauntingly beautiful myself.

9:14 PM  
Blogger dissensous said...

Quite true. While Adrienne's voice has as wonderful charm to it I would never peg it as cute. When mixed with the countless layers of background vocals her voice is certainly more ethereal than it can seem on first pass. Definitely check out their album as each song is just a beautiful and entrancing as the next.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Eden's Hour said...

i heart coal beautiere

2:12 PM  

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