MV & EE, Alt folk's golden couple. They've a new LP/CD on DiCristina called 'Drone Trailer' and it's a goody. 'Anyway' opens the set up, surprising us by being a rather splintered & skewed space-blues rocker, proper sideways freak-rock. It's a lot like mid-period Royal Trux when they were still a bit unhinged, rambling and discordant and the M/F vocal harmonies sound way cool, the whole thing really kicking you in the balls in a pleasant nudgy way. 'The Hungry Stones' has Mr. Valentine doing his finest Daniel Johnston over some gently strummed acoustic with a meandering electric droning off trippily in the 'backyard' and bouts of sympathetic harmonica. 'Weatherhead Hollow' is another stripped-down freeform rambler, full of intriguing shapes & hushed vocals. Title track 'Drone Trailer' begins as "psychedelic raga time" before arriving at a lap steel country oasis - Erika's vocals lovely in their hazy sadness, interspersed with Matt's tremulous yearning. I'm unable to review the last two tracks for fear of revealing too much (or else i'm far too lazy). I really like this lovely pair of hippies & their cohorts. They make me feel well peaceful & organic. I wanna go campfire with them. CD/LP
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