Special thanks to Birdwire for the heads up on Death Vessel. I don't know much about them, except that Birdwire told me they are incredible live and they will be opening for Iron & Wine on the upcoming East Coast leg of their tour (Dec. 2-8). A couple immediate observations about these amazing songs: they genuinely sound like they're from a completely different era, and believe it or not, the singer is a guy. Dusted Magazine had this to say:
"He sings in a high register with a clear tone that’s beautifully sustained, but with an underlying inquisitiveness that’s distinctly childlike. Too pure and focused to run afoul of the Newsom/Banhart haters, it’s nevertheless an extraordinarily odd male voice"
Death Vessel Deep in the Horchata mp3
Death Vessel Mandan Dink mp3
buy Death Vessel's Stay Close here