Photo by Jeremy D. Larson
The soft-sung Virginian Matthew E. White quietly pushed out one of the most warm, soulful, and accomplished records of the year with his debut LP, Big Inner. It’s full of classic horn arrangements that recall everything from dub to Randy Newman, and touches on those timeless themes struggles of loss, love, faith, and society — all recorded with his house band at Spacebomb Records, which White started earlier this year.
At Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC this year, White brought the Spacebomb band and about 40 friends along to recreate the lushness of Big Inner (and then some) at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, calling the show “One Incantation Under God”. Thanks to NYC Taper, you can download the entire concert in MP3 or FLAC format right here.
Update: The cameras were rolling at the gig, and Spin has premiered the finale of the “One Incantation Under God”, the dampened tent-revival anthem “Brazos”. Watch replay of of the whole ensemble going in for well over ten minutes below.