Bartees and the Strange Fruit

Bartees Cox might not be the household name you’re looking for, but his work as Bartees & the Strange Fruit is likely to be impacting. His new album Magic Boy is a collection of songs about family and black life, but as important is his love for the recording process…obsessions with reel to reel and tape recordings are present throughout. His voice has this powerful fragility to it, melodically stepping atop warped loops and notes…with a female vocal accompaniment driving home the emotional appeal. You’ll be able to hear his new album in its entirety when it sees a release on December 8th via Pineapple Record Co.

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