black prairie

26 Dec

Black-Prairie

Today’s Indie: How Do You Ruin Me / Black Prairie

‘in the way that you gave it all / in the way that you took it back’

I still have a lot of music to catch up on after my trip but my annual Christmas call to my Uncle Carl out in Seattle has sent me in the right direction with a tip off to check out Portland bluegrass group Black Prairie. Black Prairie is comprised of a trio of The Decembrists who spun off and joined a couple friends to create their own sound back in 2010. How Do You Ruin Me is off their sophomore album out last September, A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart, and the track’s instruments of an earlier era, steadily flowing beat and hushed, beautiful female vocals echoing the devastation rendered from unrequited love have immediately pulled me in. I am now devouring the rest of the band’s songs – which I highly recommend. #indie/tory

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