Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Wild Mercury Sound – Cocoon

One of my favorite new bands of late, The Wild Mercury Sound, is back with a nice acoustic version of “Cocoon.”

Filmed in their hotel room while on tour in Paris, this pared down version is beautiful in its simplicity. With a single guitar quietly finger plucking a thoughtful melody, vocal harmonies, and contemplative and longing lyrics this ballad is stark and lingering in all the right ways.

In other news, these indie boys have been hard at work, playing shows across Europe, writing new tracks, and hitting the studio to record with James Kenosha of Pulled Apart by Horses fame. All this work means one thing: more fantastic music for us. So be on the lookout for new releases in the next few months.

Also, be sure to check out Kit Harwood’s flickr stream for some great photos from the band’s summer romp through France. Lively photos of the band’s gigs are interspersed with unguarded candid moments. Rather than being just being part of a promo pack, these photos are really quite lovely in that they express an intense fragility, isolation, and alienation.

If you missed my first post on this band, be sure to check it out. Their single “Chemistry” may just change your life.

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