The vocals on this track by Bird by Snow sound round and full, like being surrounded by a blanket and then the blanket turns out to actually be some dude's voice. Which actually, if you really think about it hard, is kind of nightmarish... so maybe don't think about it that hard. Mainly, "There is a Marriage" succeeds on atmosphere. This voice paired with tip-toeing guitar line and the soft hiss of empty space is basically what it feels like to hole up in a warm wood cabin for awhile. If you want to get nerdy, there are echoes of the way Phil Elverum sings from his throat—intimate and softly bubbling, but cleaner. Less cracks and more foggy smoothness. Commonwealth is out October 27th.
Download: Bird by Snow, "There is a Marriage"