Written while she was pregnant is a song about a mother dying by falling down a well. There’s a great studio performance of this on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8urTRLICbI
This is a classic track, or it should be. Very Nick Cave feel but not as, I dunno, self-concious or some shit. Beautiful piano to intense guitar soloing starts near the 5 minute mark. Faster, Louder asked the songwriter what this song was about and here’s what he wrote:
“‘Nine Eyes’ is a euphemism for Google Street View, pretty much. That camera that comes along that’s got nine lenses. There’s a really great website called 9-eyes.com, where some guy [Jon Rafman] put together a compilation of weird stills from all over the world. It’s weird: I find Google Street View fascinating, and it’s not like I don’t get out much. It’s a strange thing, ‘cause you hardly ever see anyone on the street in it. The song refers to a place called Pripyat, which is actually where Chernobyl is. Chernobyl was the name of the power plant, but the actual town is Pripyat – and there’s no one in it! It’s one of the only places ever where everybody had 20 minutes to get up and leave. I was walking around on Street View one day and I went back to where I grew up, which is kind of … people die, family members die … Everyone is familiar with that feeling. But this is a more modern way, an even emptier way, to feel nostalgic. It’s like you’ve gone back into a place that’s been evacuated, or abandoned. Seeing some asshole living in my house. Who’s this fuckwit?” — Gareth Liddieard - source
I really liked this bands 2012 debut album - it was one of my top of that year. This single from their 2014 release is pretty good - I especially like that they didn’t overproduce it but made choices such as the ending where everything falls apart. I also like that the drummer sounds the farthest thing from a drum machine or post-processed track.
"I always thought of the record as a whole as a kind of 40-minute escape to this imaginative place, floating from beginning to end kind of like Alice in Wonderland. Each song is a different episode of the daydream." - Ernest Greene (Washed Out) on 2013’s Paracosm