erica lombard & arlyn – ca’ the yowes (2014)

“Erica Lombard performs “Ca’ the Yowes” with Arlyn in Grahamstown. Huge thanks to Gabi Zietsman for capturing this show. Arlyn is a musical venture exploring ways of making a whole out of the fragments available in contemporary culture. Mythical representations of innocence in old folk songs, shards of realism still lodged in philosophical discourse (despite 400 years of nominalistic scouring), and scraps of temporary community at shows form the substance of a hunch that reality is fundamentally relational. It is this that might best ground us, feed us and yield some semblance of home.”

big thief – ufof (2019)


‘UFOF’ by Big Thief, from the new album ‘U.F.O.F.’, released May 3rd on 4AD. Available to pre-order and pre-save here.

To my UFO friend
Goodbye, goodbye
Like a seed in the wind
She’s taking up root in the sky
See her flickering
Her system won’t even try
To defend and ripen
In the radio action
She’ll never return again
Polarize, polarize
The seasons will bend
There will soon be proof
That there is no alien
Just a system of truth and lies
The reason, the language
And the law of attraction

Just like a bad dream
You’ll disappear
Another map turns blue
Mirror on mirror
And I imagine you
Taking me outta here
To deepen our love
It isn’t even a fraction

Switch to another lens
The last sunlight
I don’t need any other friends
The best kiss I ever had
Is the flickering
Of the water so clear and bright
To leap in, my skin
And I could feel the reaction

Just like a bad dream
You’ll disappear
Another map turns blue
Mirror on mirror
And I imagine you
Taking me outta here
To deepen our love
It isn’t even a fraction