Thrill Jockey’s Arbouretum have just announced a gig in Whelan’s on May 5th with Hush Arbors.
Arbouretum Despite drawing heavily from the melodies and textures of English folk and from the sonic explorations of Crazy Horse, Arbouretum have an elemental force & an invention behind them that elevates them way above mere retro-revivalists to create a dark and beautiful desert folk rock that takes the listener on a spiritual & ecstatic journey.
Hush Arbors Keith Wood’s songwriting under the Hush Arbors moniker has undergone all manner of transformation and return since he began the project in 2001. That first click of the fourtrack gave eager listeners a glimpse of traditional song forms making their way along well-trodden paths beneath a fuzz laden sky. Influential labels like Digitalis, Foxglove, 267 Latajjaa, The Great Pop Supplement, Blackest Rainbow & Three Lobed leapt upon the chance to issue these songs, releasing them as cd’s, cdr’s and vinyl discs of varied size and colour.
Whelanslive presents a spectacular smorgasbord of psych, folk & psych folk from the US of A ARBOURETUM (Thrill Jockey) + HUSH ARBORS (Ecstatic Peace) Saturday 5th May Whelan’s Of Wexford St Doors 8pm