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free music friday: hope sandoval
August 21, 2009, 7:13 am
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080709_hopesandovalHope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

Eight years is a long time to dine only on one meal, even if it is as rich as Bavarian Fruit Bread, so last month’s news that Mazzy Star figurehead Hope Sandoval and her Warm Inventions partner Colm Ó Cíosóig would release their second album Through The Devil Softly in September was met with a flurry of excitement and the sweet nostalgia of preview track ‘Blanchard’. Now, with just five weeks to go before the album finally drops, a second song is doing the rounds to keep up the momentum. ‘Trouble’ is somewhat more direct than ‘Blanchard’, at least in Hope’s terms, with more going on in the rhythm section than its predecessor’s spaced-out, barely-there backing. With an unmistakably gothic-tinged country feel, it starts out closer to the full-band sound Marissa Nadler blossomed with on Little Hells, but, at a lengthy five and a half minutes, winds down as the song lapses into lots of breathy sighing. The song’s initially spellbinding qualities start to wear off, but perhaps it holds its own better in the context of the album. Through The Devil Softly is released through Nettwerk Records on September 28th. MP3 after the jump.


Through The Devil Softly
01 Blanchard
02 Wild Roses
03 For The Rest Of Your Life
04 Lady Jessica & Sam
05 Sets The Blaze
06 Thinking Like That
07 There’s A Window
08 Trouble
09 Fall Aside
10 Blue Bird
11 Satellite

FREE MP3: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, ‘Trouble’

BONUS MP3: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, ‘Blanchard’ [via Pitchfork]

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