Track of the Day: ‘Lay Down In The Tall Grass’ by Timber Timbre

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Listeners of Sound On Sight Radio know that we love to play music in between film reviews. We often receive emails with listeners complimenting the music we play, and usually people ask for the names of the artists and songs. So based on listener feedback, I’ve decided to post something new on the site. Welcome to Ricky D’s track of the day. Every day, I’ll select one of my new favorite songs and once in a while I’ll play a classic, but always something most people probably haven’t heard of. In other words, I won’t be choosing anything too mainstream.

Today’s track of the day comes from Timber Timbre a Canadian folk music project, featuring Mika Posen, Simon Trottier and Taylor Kirk. The moniker refers to an early series of recordings made in a timber-framed cabin set in the wooded outskirts of Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Their haunting sounds would make for a great soundtrack to a horror film one day, not unlike the Tindersticks’ work on Claire Denis’s Trouble Every Day. Timber Timbre released two albums, 2006’s Cedar Shakes and the following year’s Medicinals independently before signing to the Canadian imprint Arts & Crafts which released their self-titled album, a record which made the Polaris Prize long list, in 2009. Here is one of my favorite songs from the group, titled Lay Down In Tall Grass. Enjoy. (Their new album Creep On Creepin’ On came out this past week on A&C – check it out.)

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