Today I heard a voice bellow forth from the hills. “Was that 10 men screaming all at once?” my traveling companion asked me, and all I could do was shake my head and smile. It was Richard Dawson. Last year Richard Dawson, on his LP The Glass Trunk, sucked up every bit of oxygen in my mid-sized red car and hollered so loud the ears of the guy next to me at the stoplight were ringing for a week. It was an album somehow exactly within the confines of folk music, and somehow exactly not, and was one of my absolute favorites of the year. Now he’s screaming down from the hills and tricking my gullible traveling companion and it can mean only one thing: he’s got another full-length coming out soon.
The album’s called Nothing Important and it’s out November 4 on Weird World. Where The Glass Trunk was this narratively expansive beast, alternating between a cappella story songs and fragmentary Jandek-like guitar pieces, Nothing Important (based on its tracklist alone) might be a bit more narrowly focused. Though, of course, the album’s title track, which is embedded below, is a 16-minute-long beast in its own right, and really I have no idea what I’m talking about. You can pre-order the album here. And listen, this is one of those situations where I’m going to be mad at you if you sleep on this, so take a caffeine pill and listen up.
Nothing Important tracklist:
02. Nothing Important
03. The Vile Stuff