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The Silt to release ‘Cat’s Peak’ + download MP3 »

The Silt

Toronto-based experimental folk trio The Silt are set to release their proper debut for Fire Records on January 12, 2009.

After two lo-fi outings on their own label, ‘Cat’s Peak’ is a true meeting of pop and experimentalism, replete with sublime harmonies, and words of nature’s magic and love’s mysteries delivered with the band’s characteristic avant-country sensibility.

The Silt - Cat's Peak

A veritable super group of Toronto’s young, improvised music community, the band is regarded as the brainchild of singer/guitarist/flautist Ryan Driver, whose solo album ‘Feeler Of Pure Joy’ - recorded with Sando Perri of Constellation Records - will also be released by Fire in early 2009. The Oldham-esque broken-folk of “No Twig” is available for download below.

Download “No Twig” MP3 from The Silt’s Cat’s Peak [Fire Records; January 12th, 2009]

What the press is saying about ‘Cat’s Peak’:

“Imagine, instead, the kind of low-fidelity, ramshackle blue-eyed soul last heard pimped by Beastie Boys’ Fender Rhodes tickler, Money Mark, on his Keyboard Repair album and you’re nearly there. Loungey albeit longing, this is down-tempo shorn of coffee table schtick and stuffed with soul” - The Times (UK)

“The Silt… fuse their collective backgrounds in a range of esoteric genres - classical, Renaissance, medieval and, most notably, improvisational music - into an exhilarating, spontaneous cacophony of roots-aligned, occasionally skronky sounds that spiral out from deceptively simple pop-style frameworks.” - Now Magazine

“A grand mix of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and a subdued Magnolia Electric Co., with just enough awkward singing and weird chord combinations to keep things interesting, this album is, simply, a pure delight.” - Exclaim Magazine

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