For some reason the band Saint Joe Hazelwood believed there was a chance I wouldn’t want to write about their new ep. Detractors say the new folk trio is “unbearably mello”. If I were them I’d take that as a compliment. In this hyperactive world it’s occasionally nice to take a break and let the melody (the real foundation of music) to take hold of us. While the band describes itself as a folk group, the quavering vocals of Chris Alspach (a la Antony and the Johnstons) and at times experimental, treated acoustic instrumentation belie a more genre jumping style.
Moth and Wool, the new 5 song ep, from St. Joe Hazelwood is only available at shows or through contacting the band directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Prior to the release of the ep the band hit a string of bad luck including multiple, horrific car crashes and an unrelated collapsed lung. So expect their next ep to be even more morose and dangerously mellowsomber.