The Daily Choice: Lantern – Alap/Emily
Lantern are many things:
1. A band that though I love them, had to be removed from my I-Phone because there growling, sweaty, boot-shaking, rock ‘n’ roll was too much for the speakers of my coffee shop and the glue eared customers to handle.
2. Fronted by the nicest man in rock ‘n’ roll, Zachary Fairbrother. On stage he might look like a transient, spitting his songs in to the microphone, just one drug too close to a coma, but I implore you sign up for his newsletter and you’ll be greeted every so often with a friendly burst of genuine love. It’s really something to behold.
3. Seemingly some experimental rock/country/noir types. This new track, “Alap/Emily” is a 7-minute burner that deeps between deep psych grooves and the type of music you might soundtrack your beat-up truck drive to the shooting range to face off against a posey of mutant rednecks. And by that I mean awesome.
Tape maestros Night People just dropped the band’s new album Burnt Youth. Pick it up kiddies.