littlecoaldove – “Father”


littlecoaldove is the project of San Diego-based Jack Harwell, a singer/songwriter who specializes in serene acoustical dream-pop with gentle vocals and additional folk aesthetics. A focus on anxiety, uncertainty, depression, and addiction make his works emit a strangely bleak yet beautiful feeling, simultaneously celebrating the importance of emotion while lamenting its pain. One of the highlights off his new album go (which can be streamed in full below or on Bandcamp) is the touching “Father”, a track whose serene vocal layering – where the up-front vocals provide lead and wordless surf-pop-esque harmonics float in the background – is fondly reminiscent of How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell. The twangily distorted acoustics and forlorn percussion also have a relative likeness to Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters).

Check out the rest of this accomplished, emotional album below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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