Hear "Ties," the first cut from the first Des Ark LP in four years | Music
Music
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hear "Ties," the first cut from the first Des Ark LP in four years

Posted by on Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 3:13 PM

click to enlarge Tickled to have a new LP: Des Ark - PHOTO BY MARC KRAUSE
  • Photo by Marc Krause
  • Tickled to have a new LP: Des Ark
At long last, there’s a new Des Ark song—well, sort of.

Earlier today, the Vice-boosted blog Noisey premiered “Ties,” the gorgeous and grand first sample of Everything Dies, Aimee Argote’s first full LP since 2011’s Don’t Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker. As the writer Dan Ozzi noted, it’s a fitting if tempered distillation of Des Ark’s two principal modes—as a hair-raising, pensive acoustic soloist and as a room-razing rock bandleader. Recorded in six studios in several states by multiple producers (three of each just for “Ties” alone), Everything Dies arrives via Graveface Records October 6.

You may recognize the slightly loping melody and defiant lyrics of “Ties” as the long-standing Des Ark standard, “Covert Conspiracy of Spanish Speaking Cats.” Argote previously included the track as the stunning closer of the self-released 2007 radio session, Live from WXDU, V.2. It’s a particular highlight for Des Ark, because of its mix of vulnerability and strength, honesty and idealism. (And, mind you, a curt nod to the Mountain Goats’ great “Broom People,” then a fairly recent release when this song first arrived.) Argote examines the abuser and the abused, the addicts and those who love them, discerning the connections and damning them just the same. On this full-band version, resolutions that once seemed tenuous become emboldened, as the band at work translates the battles and storms Argote finds in the world back into sound. “I wish I didn’t give a fuck about the ties that bind,” she sings toward the end, her voice rising against a band that has at last got her back.

Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music



Twitter Activity

Comments

Boots Riley has a Durham connection, including influence from the civil rights movement, worth exploring.

by Walter Riley on At UNC, Catch the Rapper Who Puts the "Conscious" in "Conscious Rap" (Music)

So freaking talented. Unbelievable.

by April Miszler on Video: H.C. McEntire Celebrates Lionheart at The Pinhook (Music)

Most Recent Comments

Boots Riley has a Durham connection, including influence from the civil rights movement, worth exploring.

by Walter Riley on At UNC, Catch the Rapper Who Puts the "Conscious" in "Conscious Rap" (Music)

So freaking talented. Unbelievable.

by April Miszler on Video: H.C. McEntire Celebrates Lionheart at The Pinhook (Music)

Enjoyed This, nice work Dan Schram! Thank you! ...gonna miss the Tom Petty...

by Michael Young on Video: An All-Star Durham Crew Pays Tribute to Tom Petty (Music)

Have to say Im onboard with this take on The Beatles influence and joy in my life... not at all …

by Liam Brady on David Bazan Discusses The Beatles and the Next Chapter of Pedro the Lion, Roaring Again After a Decade of Quiet (Music)

So excited!!! (About the Dickens show, although I'm also happy that things are working out for you, Tamara. Tell Dr …

by vidvis on Midtown Dickens to Reunite For One Show Next Month (Music)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation