Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Speaking of Edgar Allan...

Josh Ritter channels Poe on his new album, So Runs the World Away. Check out "Another New World." Adjectives like haunting and brilliant come quickly to mind (i.e. how often do you hear a song about polar exploration... and a hidden world beneath the ice... and a Hollow Earth theorist... and a ship called the Annabelle Lee?). It will be along time before I get this one out of my head, or off "replay" in my car.

So grab Ritter's album. And while you're at it don't miss the video for "The Curse," an equally haunting piece about a love affair between a mummy and the woman who discovers him. Amazing work on that one by musician/puppeteer Liam Hurley.