A somber song for the fast approaching gray season, The Golden Hands Before God Conducts Incredible Magic Band & The Spirits’ “Blood of November,” recreates the dull, barren landscape and bitter breeze of late fall with an arrangement that is similarly sparse and chilling. A lone, lamenting acoustic guitar, and the solitary wail of the pedal steel, provide the primary accompaniment to Sean Barry’s distant, echoing voice, perfectly capturing the irrational fear of all Northerners, that the sun may have passed for good this time.
MP3: The Golden Hands Before God… – Blood of November
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