Thursday, November 06, 2008

Visit The Whispertown 2000

For those of you who are fans of Gillian Welch, you'll be interested in checking out The Whispertown 2000, the first band to be signed to her and David Rawlings' (her longtime musical partner) new label Acony Records. You might jump to some conclusions about the band's music based on that connection, and many of those conclusions will probably be correct. Their music has an old time country/bluegrass feel to it that mates up well with the vocals of Morgan Nagler and Vanesa Corbala, whose voices handle the country inflections well.

There are some instances where the music jumps into overdrive, almost a westernized version of the Breeders with a pair of female voices up front over a simple yet booming sound, but just as quickly things cool down. For instance, half way through the album, the loud Erase the Lines eases into Atlantis, a piano driven number featuring a four woman choir made up of Nagler, Corbala, Gillian Welch, and Jenny Lewis. Yea, THAT Lewis. The same Lewis who said, "Morgan Nagler is my favorite songwriter. Period." Talk about a celebrity endorsement!

The album came out at the end of last month and is available now. Enjoy the opening track, 103, which reminds me of the Beatles' When I'm Sixty-Four. Then there's From The Start/Jamboree, a straight ahead hoe-down number. If you enjoy the pair, you'll most likely enjoy the rest of the album.

Visit their website, their label Acony Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


Gillian Welch - Elvis Presley Blues : Time (The Revelator)


Anonymous said...


103 is not there to download.

the other song is cool. thanks for sharing..

mike in va.

The DoorKeeper said...

is the 103 link broken?

Sean said...

Thanks for pointing out the problem with 103. It's all fixed now!