After Three Years Of Waiting, Spooky Folk Finally Debuts A New Track.
It's been nearly three years since we first got a copy of Spooky Folk's unmistakably brilliant, self-titled, debut album.
Hell, until this past weekend's reunion show of sorts at Rubber Gloves, it had been several months since we'd seen or heard from the band at all. (You can credit the band frantically trying to finish writing and recording their sophomore album before frontman Kaleo Kaualoku moves to Colorado in the coming months for that.) And, judging from the handful of new tunes Spooky Folk debuted last weekend, the band's new effort should find the band treading some noisier terrain, replete with distorted post-grunge guitar work and beefier vocals. Their whole set last Friday night just oozed with a swaggering, circa-1999 air of cool. In fact, the new material stood so strongly on its own that the packed house at Gloves wasn't all that phased at the band's decision to not include what is arguably their best song (see: “Bible Belt”) from their set list.
Earlier this week, meanwhile, a new Spooky Folk recording did finally pop up. The song comes as part of the No Metro compilation project, which serves as a nod to Brian Eno's No New York project in which he documented the late '70s no wave scene. While No Metro's stated goal of documenting Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth's “rich and unique local music scene” is markedly less specific, it should an interesting project to keep an eye on nonetheless. That compilation's producer, Chris Hughes, who is also recording Spooky Folk's new album, says that the tracks that will be added to the compilation in the coming months won't appear anywhere else.
Our takeaway from that statement? If this is one of the tracks that won't be making the cut for their next LP, Spooky Folk's long-awaited sophomore effort most assuredly stands poised to hold its own, strong enough to withstand the comparisons it's sure to draw to the group's nearly flawless debut.
Check out the track below, which can also be had as a name-your-price download.
Spooky Folk performs February 9 at Dan's Silverleaf.