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by And Also The Trees

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Waist high in the wild oats Goose-grass burrs on his old coat A knife tears through his throat. Sunlight sparkles in the old stones by the wall Surprise in his eyes as he begins to fall Across his hand an ant crawls It's been a long time coming. Himmancame Himmancame Bringemin now bringemin Himmancame throughthewheat himmancame Seems a long time That the dawn's been coming Spreading down through the sky Reflected in his eyes And could it be That I can smell the blood on this breeze It's been a long time coming. Himmancame Himmancame Bringemin now bringemin Himmancame throughthewheat now cutyou It's been a long time coming.
Missing 05:23
The Obvious 05:06
The figure of pawschien walking ahead of me in the heat-haze jacket over his shoulder in the Sunday dock-side quiet cavernous empty warehouses blowing metal thunder and contorting under the sun and the bay beaten like a feline coat of steel. He stumbles in the sand of slaters beach and turns smiling. He's a plain guy, black hair down like a thatch white teeth glistening black eyes smiling, Born in the old town grew up in the streets, know nothing of his past but have a vision of him younger with a desperate face, blade jumping in his hand like a snakeknife. Don't know where that comes from. I follow him. His hometown was built wooden and tall and as the dusk fell the streets became paths in a forest... light bulbs swinging in the fluted air of aviary hill, great cages alive with honey coloured birds and song like the warbled sadness of a lullaby. Walking on a thousand years of eggshells. I take a draught of cold beer from a clouded glass and look around the room... Pawschien talking with brothers...the men have self-made tatooed grids on their forearms in which there are sanskrit letters. They tell me all that they know is the obvious and that if I stay with them, maybe I will learn it too. Suedehead girls with grey eyes and clear skin,one has a crescent scar on her cheekbone, she looks at me with an air of smiling anticipation as though she's expecting me to recognise her at any second. Something turns inside me like a tickling thirst... others are watching me too, same expression, then look away laughing, shaking heads...it's OK, you'll remember. Back in the streets the scent of the human night seems to hold me, steps muted by onion skins. Old women sleep curled in the roots of houses, coiled around bales and bundles of fresh herbs and babies. Walking the wooden tunnels out of town all I can think is. Remember your way back here-As in the darkness all has vanished. Remember your way back here.
Take a breath Take a stride Might bring you happiness Might bring you wine Small bird singing in a great tree A man with boots on walks by me Take a walk on the black beach Feel the sand fine Watch the sun rising Watch it behind your hand But show me the untangled man Show me the untangled man Show me where he is If you can In the face of a child A place of wilderness And summer time True love waxing in a girl's eye An old man staring through the night Saw the fire of devotion The faith of the blind Watching the world turning Weaving a rope of sand So show me the untangled man Tell me where he is If you can


Whilst hoping and waiting for vinyl reissues of post-punk luminaries And Also The Trees' albums, this new record is a welcome arrival. The four songs on the eponymous EP come from four albums which have never been released on vinyl.

Taken from their 2007 LP (Listen For) The Rag And Bone Man, "The Legend Of Mucklow" is a perfect introduction to the band's music. With a baritone voice, roaring bass, incisive guitar lines and metronomic drums, And Also The Trees manage to refine their origins, but retain the essence of their sound.

This record is an opportunity to celebrate Simon Huw Jones' talent for writing lyrics of great suggestive power and his brother's often spectacular (and spectral) music.


released April 19, 2014


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