There I Go, Look Away
I first posted Death Vessel back in November of 2005. That was a lifetime ago. The post is all full of exclamation points and amateurisms and everything else that hasn’t changed about this site. The band, however, is decidedly different. Back then, it was just Joel and a ragtag group of whoevers playing a sinister form of broken folk (the Cave Singers would later totally stoke the vibe and run with it). Now he’s got Jonsi on guest vocals and the whole thing is thick and rich and frothy as the Horchata he sang about way back when. I’m inspired by the band’s slow evolution and I really want to hear the whole album, which comes out this month on Sub Pop.