Alright, so I should be writing this four years ago, but if I did then I wouldn't have all you beautiful people to share with, now would I?
Today's artist is mellow, to say the least. So if you're wanting some hyped up dance tunes, why don't you sit down in that recliner over there and put on your fuzzy slippers, maybe pour some scotch or find some sort of herbal relaxation. Or maybe a handful of pills, I don't know, just chill out.
Are you comfortable? Good. Let's begin:
There, now aren't you glad you were all relaxed when you played that? BrightBlack's hypnotic, narcotic melodies are enough to calm the most angriest of beasts.
The band is a two good friends who hail from Alabama and subsequently called both 'bama and California their home(s). Shouldn't really be a surprise then that they combined slide guitars and good vibes, then, but maybe that's the stereotypes talking. Or maybe the handful of pills.
It's easy to label them and throw them in a neat little box of psychedelia. But really, the genre they're placed in, according to wikipedia... is "freak folk". Umm.... okay. Well no comment, but seriously who comes up with these names...
In case you're wondering, these two are the real deal. They have apparently lived in cars, tents, chicken coops, and solar paneled huts in New Mexico. So I suppose their hippie cred is through the roof. It's a shame that they shy away from society and fame, because, well, they're amazing.
And I'm sure that they'd be amazing to share natural/educational/delirious experiences with, as this quote suggests:
"What if all we need is already here, living around us, free? Why don't the animals talk to us? [Do] they think we aren't trustworthy?" -Shineywater