New Annuals - "Nah Keyseyi"
(Photo by Sarah Wilmer)
Download: Annuals - "Nah Keseyi"
Annuals have a digital-only EP called Frelen Mas coming out a week from today (Nov. 6th). The record is a collection of 8 B-Sides from the Be He Me sessions. Earlier in the year, the North Carolina sextet posted their cover of the standard spiritual "Sweet Low, Sweet Chariot". Last night, the band posted a new MP3 from the set. The track is called "Nah Keyseyi" and it's a great example of the kind of accessible genre-experimentation that the band does best.
With regard to "Nah Keyseyi", the genres are world music, country-western, alt-rock and marching band. The track begins with some atonal sound collages before settling into Adam Baker's chants of the title, under slide pedal guitar. From there, Annuals settle into rat-a-tat horns and a driving two-step beat, along with the layered production that characterized Be He Me songs like "Dry Clothes". Ultimately, "Nah Keyseyi" sounds like something Devendra Banhart might have written for his high school pep rally.
You can listen to the song at the top of this post or at the band's
MySpace Page. Furthermore, Annuals will be playing the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis with touring pals Manchester Orchestra on Nov. 7th. The show is all-ages and starts at 6:30. Tickets can be bought here