I have been looking for a reason to post Luxembourg Signal‘s “Laura Palmer” again, as I’m pretty sure it’s in my Top 5 tracks of the year…luckily this new video from the band just popped up. Aside from the fact that the song is simply remarkable, the filmed version begs your eyes (and ears). It begins along a long dark road, racing into nowhere as the drums work rhythmically and guitars cascade around. Eventually it moves into a fading mix of band members and nature, capturing the beauty in both the song and the world among us. If you haven’t gotten your hands on the new 7″, I suggest heading over the Shelflife and grab it now before it runs out!
As much as I relished the debut album from The Luxembourg Signal, I’m going out on a short limb and claiming this new single as the best work they’ve done to date…might just be one of the best songs I’ve heard this month, in fact. When the song came in, mixing guitars with speedy hi-hat work, I thought the band might jump off into an upbeat affair. Soon, however, synths washed over my speakers and Betsy Moyer’s smoky voice slowly billowed. For me, that combination would be enough to call it a winner, but the band won’t rest there; they bring in some walls of distortion and bending chords from the distance, building a dreamily infectious moment…Moyer’s voice almost takes on a playful tone during the chorus. And, as the song fades to a close, they throw in a slightly heavier hand and some vocal “bah bah bahdop,” only increasing my adoration. They’ve got their follow-up, Blue Field, in the works, but they’ll be releasing this song via 7″ on June 23rd via Shelflife. Sit back and fall in love here.