ON SALE: POCAHAUNTED / CHRISTINA CARTER LP

May 20th, 2008 | News

Christina Carter/Pocahaunted

NNF099—LP ($12)

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FINAL REPRESS OF 300 COPIES (50 ON PEACH VINYL, 250 ON BLACK)

Been beautifully blissed on this pairing for months now and we’re amped
it’s finally public unveiling time. Christina Carter has trekked around
this country (and planet) countless times in the past decade plus, both
by herself and with Tom Carter in Charalambides, and the constant
gypsy-drifting has weathered her song-stories down into spare, spiral
reflections on life, death, and afterlife. Here she lays down four
perfect vignettes of acoustic guitar pattern, softly sung desperation,
and dangerous intimacy. A beatific bring-down. Sisters-with-voices
Pocahaunted handle the B side wax, and their two tracks span the
psych-ward spectrum from doomy warpath exile (“Sweat Lodge”) to
octave-climbing estrogen ecstasy cloud-tripping (“Silk Fog Traveler”).
Both were recorded by Bobb Bruno at Eagle Rock HQ across summer
’07 and cling like cotton to the memory banks. Marbled-peach vinyl
LPs in matte jackets with hooded/devoted artwork by Carrie Dietz. Edition of 500.