Street: 07.01
Light/Black = Chelsea Wolfe + Goatsnake + Jarboe
The individual members of this relatively new Salt Lake drone/rock outfit boast resumes that would make most people in this city salivate, but I’ll leave the readers to search out the family trees on their own. This self-released and self-titled album is absolutely mesmerizing, and from the second the first track begins, it’s nearly impossible to turn the album off. The majority of the songs are mid-tempo and brooding, while Carri Wakefield’s angelic lyrics immediately call to mind the sheer brilliance of artists like Hope Sandoval. It’s nearly impossible to describe the overall effect of the album in words. Some songs play as equal parts (good) Far and Triggerman riff-wise, but in truth, that explanation sells this release short. Light/Black may be one of Salt Lake’s best-kept secrets, but they won’t be a secret for long. Highly recommended debut release. [Oct. 12 @ Urban Lounge]
–Gavin Hoffman