A quick follow-up to Rebecca’s preview of the Yawning Chasm gig that took place at Citóg in Galway last night (by the way a great night was had by al, we believe), to launch their new Butterfly & Crab EP.
As Rebecca mentioned, the gig would trigger the new EP becoming available on the band’s bandcamp page, to replace the previous, and majestic, Whispered sun EP. So, you’ll find your free digital download below.
These new tunes retain plenty of the previous EP’s winning slowcore character – gradually evolving keyboard drones, ghostly atmospherics and Aaron Coyne’s plaintiff but composed vocals. ‘Soulkiller’ and ‘Monsters’ both employ a busier fingerpicked guitar style, though, creating an interesting friction against the creeping tempo. The title track features some great synth smears by Declan Kelly and closer ‘Orange milky white’ is nothing less than a 3 minute indie pop hit in disguise (owing some small debt to Johnny Marr, if we’re not mistaken). In any case, it’s all very personal, intimate and beautiful, as we’ve come to expect.
Butterfly & Crab is the second in a series of four EP’s to be released by the band this summer. Physical editions will also be available in independent record shops shortly (Plugd, Wingnut, Elastic Witch).