Jon McKiel – “Strands”

Jon McKiel
It’s not so long since we last heard from Halifax songwriter Jon McKiel. His new single, “Strands,” reminds me a bit of something that could have appeared on Chad VanGaalen‘s latest LP. It’s slow but noisy, with a straightforward guitar rock style that’s augmented by a subtle undercurrent of weirdness (in this case, distant blips and bleeps that sound as if they’re coming from a mid-’90s home computer). The production is brittle and no-bullshit, and the vocals are hauntingly double-tracked.

Go to Exclaim! to read about McKiel’s upcoming Tonka War Cloud.

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