MP3: Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters – “Seasonal Suite No. 62″

Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters

Almost lost amidst the chaotic shuffle of year-end list making and Atlanta Music Roundtable madness was the announcement that the next, long-awaited (at least by me, anyway) record from Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters finally has a release date. While we’ve long known the album title—Lungs, Dirt and Dreams—we now also know that it will be available on February 21 via the Stickfigure subsidiary Adair Park Recordings. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

Moon’s stark folk and desolate Americana makes for perfect wintertime listening as witnessed by the steely, gray sky atmosphere he conjures up on the upcoming album’s first single, “Seasonal Suite No. 62.” He’s one of those rare songwriters whose music sounds more beautiful and confident the bleaker that it becomes, and here he sounds as wounded and lonesome as ever, patiently building the song from a slow dirge to a stormy rocker driven by howling wind guitars. It’s a wonderfully moody piece and a great indicator of what Moon is going to bring to the table with this upcoming record. Check it out below.

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