Gutter Swan (from the album Where the Dark and the Light Mingle available as a self-release)
Words and music are both served raw when Gutter Swan deliver stories ripped from real life and packaged as the San Francisco, California-based dup on their recent release, Where the Dark and the Light Mingle. Gutter Swan put the puzzle pieces together to make a song of a shattered life (“Oxycontin Blues”) as Where the Dark and the Light Mingleslowly peels notes from the guitar as an intro to ragged Blues (“Dancing with the Women at the Bar”). The album warns of trouble on anxious percussion and agitated promises (“C’Mon Billy”) and shares the dark secrets (“Oscar Hummel”) while Gutter Swan seek salvation as they cover Carole King and Joan Osborne as a mash-up with “Way Over Yonder / St. Theresa”.
The songs of Gutter Swan are full of life, the pair masking the colorful retelling of human lives by hiding the stories below the surface in stark black and white arrangements and raw Folk. Determined strums and a brushed drumbeat cradle “Desire” while Classic Country takes a train track rhythm down a Nashville memory in “Wayside / Back in Time” and Gutter Swan cross a line into madness with the tale of “Beekeeper” and stich the framework of “Simple Man” with bright acoustics and a mothers advice for their version of the Lynyrd Skynyrd tune.
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