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Small Feet

Dreaming The Dream
bark166: Small Feet / Dreaming The Dream
bark166   DIGITAL Barsuk Records   December 2016
  1. Hymn
    • Liar Behind The Sun
  2. One At The Helm
  3. Smoke And Mirrors
  4. A Winter Coat On Bare Bones
  5. Here's To Violence

Small Feet's debut album, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean, received rave reviews and the band toured both Europe and the United States. While working on their follow-up (to be released in early 2017) the band revisited a few unfinished gems from the From Far Enough Away... sessions to bring us the Dreaming The Dream EP.

Like Jason Molina, Simon Stålhamre has a voice that can swim out of a sinking heart. His emotional subtlety calls upon the dry humour of Bill Callahan, and there's a buoyancy to his language that floats his warm tenor, while at the same time allowing him to echo Daniel Johnston's inspired innocence. Tracks like the opener "Hymn", which comes in at barely over a minute, show Stålhamre's ability to state a simple beautiful truth with stunning minimalism. While "A Winter Coat On Bare Bones" could have very well been a recently discovered Neil Young outtake from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.

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