Chris Weisman's songs are deceptively sparse. "Cold Chimney," a track from his forthcoming album The Holy Life That's Coming, is characteristically quiet, an exercise in gentle guitars and cottony vocals. He's a practiced enough songwriter to pull this off, having spent years sequestered in Brattleboro, Vermont, scattering his prolific output across various cassettes and seven-inches and playing in bands like defunct freak-folk collective Feathers (with King Tuff's Kyle Thomas), Happy Birthday (also with Thomas), and Better Psychics (with Blanche Blanche Blanche's Zach Phillips). Think of the nimble, surprising melodic turns of Elliott Smith and replace the sharp needles with cold breeze, and you'll have some idea of what he's up to. The Holy Life That's Coming is out February 26th on NNA Tapes.
February 16, 2015