Brooklyn duo The Quavers are T. Griffin and Catherine McRae with frequent collaboators Dennis Cronin and Bruce Cawdron. They coax a luminous sound out of decayed samplers, walkmans, vibraphonette, footpedal loopers, tape echo violin and homespun harmonies. Like a space-age Carter Family, they weave low-tech electronics around songs sturdy enough to stand up even if the power goes out. They call it “porch techno”.
Here’s what I hear when I’m listening to this song: something fragile and moody, sweet and sad. More than a little pastoral. Makes me think of a sleepier Sparklehorse or something.
Watched Jack Goes Boating last night (very NYC) and the music in the film reminded me of this mix I made a couple of years back. Tracklist:
Lump Sum - Bon Iver Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes Young Bride - Midlake Good Friend - Plants and Animals Sunrise - Yeasayer Crooked Legs - The Acorn I Saw The Light - State Bird Inside the Cinema - Culture Reject
What’s the connection? Fleet Foxes fer sure… two tracks from their LP used prominently near the end of the film. Really curious as to what these kids’ next record will be like.