Behind Weyes Blood there’s Natalie Mering, whom we’ve already seen on guitar with Jackie-O-Motherfucker and in Ariel Pink’s choruses. After a quick visit with Not Not Fun, we see her return again to Mexican Summer with The Innocents, which drops October 20. The New Yorker traded in her ghostly bricolages for polished harmonies full of ornamentation, leaning sometimes toward the likes of Anne Briggs and Vashti Bunyan, but also toward this part of British folklore where it’s completely conceivable to burn people as an offering to the gods.
Today we offer up this preview clip of “Some Winters,” directed by Winston Holmes Case (who’s also worked with Perfume Genius, Wolf Eyes and Tonstartssbandht). It’s a question of living in the forest, chopping wood, making fire and petting wolf-dogs; that which approaches no more and no less the idea that we can make our own happiness, all things considered.
Weyes Blood – The Innocents (released October 20 by Mexican Summer/Differ-Ant)
Translated by Lauren McCracken