♫♪  Weyes Blood - “Some Winters”

Anyone else feel like there’ll soon be a turf war resurgence in female singer-songwriters? I think the last time that happened, Joanna Newsom shut it down with Ys (TMT Review), which is probably both fair and safe to [write], with a list of contenders as Feist, CocoRosie, Josphine Foster, Marissa Nadler, Meg Baird, Mariee Sioux, RE:RE: Vashti Bunyan, etc. And some of these people are still around today, still kicking the good fight of beauty in melody. This is where Weyes Blood kicks DOWN that “good fight” door.

Having been around (ethereally) at the time Ys crushed ass — amongst a few other heavy-hitters I’m leaving out, for sure — right now, it feels like Weyes Blood is about the drop bows with The Innocents (out on Mexican Summer October 21). Who is she spinning the chamber and clicking with? Marissa Nadler’s July (TMT Review), Diane Cluck’s Bone Set, Grouper’s Ruins… amongst others of different genre’d “singer-songwriter” albums: copeland, Fati Al, FKA twigs, Beyonce, The Elusice Chanteuse, etc.

Do we wage on war or buy all the albums? Mmm, well I fucking bought ‘em all and will let PR sort it out. On my terms, I’ll be spinning ALL these wonderful pieces of music, without stop. But when October 21 comes around, and Mexican Summer sends me that pre-order of The Innocents, I’ll be on the Weyes Blood’s turf. Hope I have some days like this new video for “Some Winters” too (as the track was previously fielded by my boii Papaya).

• Weyes Blood: http://weyesblood.bandcamp.com
• Mexican Summer: http://www.mexicansummer.com

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