Thursday, January 15, 2009

M. Ward - Hold Time - new release

I first recently discovered that we were soon to be blessed with another album from singer-guitarist Matt Ward. And now it's almost here. 'Hold Time', but release is feb. 17. But now you can listen to it in full at NPR. For now at least.

While we loved - and still are loving - M Wards adventures into '50s pop with actress-songstress Zooey Deschanel on She & Him's Volume One, he now returns to his contemplative self. Now with added keyboards, strings and scattered percussion.

Watch the slow motion video for the titletrack 'Hold time'(directed by M. Ward) below. It's really beautiful and lonely. I guess Bon Iver hasn't made M Ward a single bit more hardcore, happy or full of ska. But thank God for that. This is an artist in full control and I just can't wait to buy the album.

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