Spokane是来自美国的低调Sadcore乐团,由Drunk的主脑Rick Alverson包办词曲创作,并找来Courtney Bowles作为女声.新专"Little Hours"发行于07年8月.整张专辑充满了淡淡的美丽与哀愁,Spokane企图用破碎的音符留住时间.简单的原音吉他,如流水般的遥远钢琴声,暗沉的弦乐满是缠绵的哀伤.疏离的氛围,低迷的吟唱,虚幻飘忽,心都被弄碎.
Spokane's Little Hours marks a return from several years of hibernation and a triumph over tumultuous times for Rick Alverson (formerly of Drunk) and his bandmates. Now that Low have shifted away from their pioneering "sadcore" sound, Spokane are uniquely qualified to become one of the new torchbearers.
Little Hours moves like molasses, enveloping listeners in an austere atmosphere, intimate instrumentals and hushed guy-gal vocals. At times, the album's glacial pace can create a static atmosphere, but for the most part the songs are well-paced, even if the intent is to creep into your heart (very, very) slowly.
"Thankless Marriage" represents Spokane's more alluring style, introducing a minimal, repetitive piano melody and weighty strings. The affecting "Middle School" slows down even further, bolstered by a mournful vocal harmony and the childlike simplicity of the melody. During one section, the delicate piano is joined by what sounds like a slowly-cranked music box; this being Spokane, even the music box sounds reflective and sad—almost out of batteries, but still playing along.
02. Minor Careers
03. If There Is Hope, It Lies In The Proles
04. Thankless Marriage
06. Middle School
08. These Things
09. Leases & Promises
10. Tell Me