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Friday, April 13, 2012

MV & EE: "Too Far to See"

Posted by on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM

  • Woodsist

I'm starting to think I'm a sucker for most everything Woodsist releases, since I've recently praised James Toth's Golden Calves and Tim Presley's White Fence, who both released music this year. These artists tend to offer rough vocals and rambling guitar solos. Yeah, I grew up on Neil Young, but most of this stuff is spacier than anything he ever recorded (not that I won't always love Neil).

MV & EE (Matt Valentine and Erika Elder) are the latest act to fit that description. Or at least they're the latest label act to catch my eye; the prolific New York-by-way-of-Massachusetts duo, who've also billed themselves as Tower Recordings and Bummer Road, have been around in various configurations since 2000.

"Too Far to See," their new single, gets off to a minimalist start before blooming into a glorious ramble. The wavery singing recalls Mercury Rev and Black Moth Super Rainbow, while the guitar work conjures up Mick Ronson and David Gilmour. It's 4:08 minutes long, but I wouldn't mind another two or three more.

Listen to "Too Far to See" here.

Below: "Workingman's Smile" (new) and "The Best It Ever Was" (old).

Alternative version of a track from 2010's The Hick Smoke (Manhand).

MV & EE tour the East Coast through July with Herbcraft, Mmoss, Steve Gunn, P.G. Six, BR Garm, Dredd Foole, Willie Lane, Samara Lubelski, and Herbcraft (depending on venue). Woodsist releases Space Homestead on May 15, 2012.


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thank you! listening to 'too far to see' right now is giving me absolutely the best moment i've had yet today, by far..

mv & ee really better come back around here some time soon, because they have a tendency to be even better live sometimes.

if you haven't heard it before, check out this particular live version of 'summer magic' from their 'barn joint' cdr...…
Posted by aiff on April 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM · Report this
Kathy Fennessy 2
Great tip, thanks!
Posted by Kathy Fennessy on April 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM · Report this

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