I had intended to have a day off from Aimless Skylarking duties today, but a certain song has haunted me and I can't get it out of my head. So much so, I'm sitting here behind the keyboard, not sure of what to write. I'm listening, over and over, but can't seem to get the proper words out. The song that's left me nonplussed and speechless is Annalibera's stunning offering 'Black Cat White Cat'. It's not just Anna Gebhardt's impossibly gorgeous vocals and devastating delivery that has rendered me mute, the sparse yet haunting accompaniment is equal to the task. The Des Moines, Iowa based band has entirely enchanted me with this incredibly accomplished and affecting first effort. I find a new favorite part with each listen, and can't wait to hear the rest of the album. Join me in watching the video for 'Black Cat White Cat' below, it's my Song of the Day!
Annalibera are Anna Gebhardt, Phil Young, and Ryan Stier. Their debut LP, Nevermind I Love You is set for a March 24th release date on Sump Pump Records. Leading up to the LP release, they're touring in March, check here for tour dates. There are two Nashville dates, but both are mid-week and with the 90 minute drive, incredibly difficult for me to make.
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