Adam Harding – “Strange Beauty”

Admittedly, we took notice of Melbourne’s Adam Harding because he recruited Lou Barlow & Murph of Dinosaur Jr. for his "Strange Beauty", but Harding’s got his own CV, including...
Adam Harding : Strange Beauty

Adam Harding : Strange Beauty

Admittedly, we took notice of Melbourne’s Adam Harding because he recruited Lou Barlow & Murph of Dinosaur Jr. for his "Strange Beauty", but Harding’s got his own CV, including performing on Barlow’s own solo albums (QRO review) on Merge Records, and making videos for not just Lou but also DJ Shadow & Warpaint .

But "Strange Beauty" more than holds up on its own.  Yes, harkening to early Dinosaur, but in the right ways, with a dark melancholy that isn’t overwrought (or underwrought), a nice reverb/echo sustain to Harding’s vocals, and a heavy near-grunge instrumentation that balances the whole thing out.

Harding plays with Barlow’s other band, Sebadoh, on September 18th & 19th at Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Stream "Strange Beauty" below, and download the track here.  

Stream the track "Strange Beauty"

 
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