Chicago-based Speck Mountain released Badwater, their third album of Marie-Claire Balabanian's incantatory drawl and Carl Briedrick's droning jangle, in January on Carrot Top Records. We're happy to unveil non-LP b-side "Lies," which pulls off the old Velvet Underground trick (perhaps derived from Indian raga) of building tension between a battering-ram bassline and a one-note high-end drone. "When you tell me that I'm crazy," Balabanian sings, "I believe your lie." Speck Mountain plays Brooklyn's Cameo Gallery next Friday, April 26, with Lazyeyes and Wim.
Speck Mountain's Incantatory Drone "Lies"