Posted by: Johnny Loftus on May 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm


The Accidental, There Were Wolves (Thrill Jockey, 2008)

Listen: “The Closer I Am”
[audio:http://www.detour-mag.com/audio/TheCloserIAm.mp3]

Plaintive acoustic guitars, the calls of sea birds, gentle loops and programming, and the hushed vocals of a guy who sometimes sounds like Peter Gabriel: that’s the Accidental on “Jaw of a Whale.” But that description might also summarize There Were Wolves, the debut full-length from this collective of musicians you may have heard of. Led by the vocals of Sam Genders (Tunng), the Accidental also includes Stephan Cracknell Read more

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