New Music Now: Siskiyou – “Keep Away the Dead”

Formed in 2010, Siskiyou includes two members from the acclaimed folk-rock band Great Lake Swimmers.

On their sophomore album we still get a strong rootsy flavour from the banjo and steel guitar. But this record refuses to conform to the expectations of a “folk-rock” audience. Keep Away the Dead is marked by sparse lyrics and stronger atmospheric elements, such as long sustained notes and wide-stretching instrumental phrases—aspects which really separate them from Great Lake Swimmers’ material.

This song cycle on death is like autumn leaves falling on the sidewalk. – Sija Tsai

Download the album review here.


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