Tuesday, October 5, 2010

AA Loves: Lucinda Black Bear

Indie folk rockers, Lucinda Black Bear, are back with two new tracks “Percival” and “Knives” that are perfect for the Fall as their tightly orchestrated songs evoke melancholy adventures in heavily wooded forests with furry animals.

To be more concrete, I would say that their sound combines the grandiose soundscapes of Sufjan Stevens with vocals akin to Andrew Bird and the foot stomping anthems of Arcade Fire. Each of their songs feature complex dark melodies with elaborate exchanges between cellos, violins, and guitar with thoughtful vocals sitting airily atop.

Unlike the free and loose playing of say an Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, you get the feeling that each of Lucinda Black Bear’s songs have been carefully composed and refined after many grueling sessions to ensure that no note, rest, or word is out of place.

Enjoy the new tracks, which can be downloaded for free from the band's website and be sure to keep an eye out for the new album which drops November 2nd.

Lucinda Black Bear: Percival by cgracie

Knives by cgracie


  1. The singer's vocals really remind me of Neil Young's for some reason. Maybe it's the falsetto. I liked Knives quite a bit though. Nice find.

  2. I think Knives is going to be a big hit!

  3. I thought both of the songs were great.