Trevor de Brauw, the Chicago-based publicist also known for his monster guitar work in post-metal outfit Pelican, is on the verge of issuing his very first solo album, Uptown. The six-track effort collects a decade’s worth of material and is due out February 10th through Bay Area record label The Flenser.
Already we’ve heard a glimpse of the LP with “They Keep Bowing”, which we later pegged as one of December’s best songs. Now, the axeman returns with the sprawling “From the Black Soil Poetry and Song Sprang”. For nearly 12 minutes, de Brauw weaves a narrative of solemn beauty — using his guitar, and the thick smoke of reverb it leaves in its trail, he can be heard bringing something that was once dead and sullied back to life again.
Stream it down below.
01. A New Architecture
02. Distinct Frequency
03. They Keep Bowing
04. You Were Sure
05. Turn Up For What
06. From The Black Soil Poetry and Song Sprang