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Listen: Wharfer – “Marietta”

By ; August 22, 2013 at 7:23 AM 


Brooklyn/Scranton artist Kyle Wall formed the country and folk influenced Wharfer after the dissolution of his previous band The Minor White.  Dabbling in gloomy folk-pop and drunken graveyard waltzes, Wall adheres to the melancholic and haunting lyricism of artists like Bill Callahan and Will Oldham.  Having made mention of the fact that after The Minor White disbanded he spent a good deal of time OD’ing on records by Bob Wills and Jimmie Rodgers, the project does feel deeply informed of that long line of country and folk music.  You can check out the full range of sounds when his debut record, The Rattling, is released on August 27th.  Wharfer’s latest single, the subdued “Marietta,” pairs Wall’s creaking and expressive voice with gently plucked acoustic guitar and a whistled intro that subtly adds to the spectral beauty of the track.  He slowly brings in ghostly piano and organ and wraps everything up in a cocoon of folk filaments.  Listen to “Marietta” below.


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