MEGAFAUN: album cover, track list, and first single from Megafaun
The first song you reveal from an album — from a band like Megafaun, from an album like Megafaun — says something. How do you tune the world to Phil Cook, Joe Westerlund, and Brad Cook, to the vastness of their minds, to the sheer nature of time?
MP3: Megafaun “These Words”
Process, songcraft, and toss-and-turn emotion collided when Megafaun’s Joe Westerlund looped together field recordings from his travels in Bali and rural North Carolina: a round-robin of gamelan, ambient sounds, frogs, and cicadas underpin a hauntingly indelible piano melody and a hypnotic beat. Then there are the voices.
This song stopped us dead in our tracks, encapsulating the Megafaun we know and the Megafaun we’ve yet to hear. In between? Well, that’s Megafaun, out September 20, 2011.
The cover art was created by none other than Aaron Draplin.
Check out the premiere on Pitchfork this morning.
And talk about premieres:
We are excited to announce the first child of Megafaun’s Phil Cook and his wife Heather, born last night in Durham, NC!
- Real Slow
- These Words
- Get Right
- Hope You Know
- Second Friend
- Kill The Horns
- Serene Return
- You Are The Light
View the album teaser video right here.
Megafaun will be released in Europe in September by Crammed Discs.