Published Apr 26, 2012The term "doom soul" gets tossed around a lot in regards to Etobicoke, ON's Cold Specks (aka Al Spx), but "Blank Maps," the latest song to drop from her impeding I Predict a Graceful Expulsion LP, is an exercise in tender restraint.
The track zones in on gentle guitar plucking and Spx's gold-dust gospel pipes, but gradually brings in lightly tapped percussion, strings and an enchanting autoharp. As for the video, produced by Olivier Groulx, it bounces between shots of Spx singing her song at home and in a field, and an equally graceful figure skater spinning in slow motion.
"Blank Maps" will appear on a new double A-side seven-inch, which also features the Graceful Expulsion track "Winter Solstice." It's out now digitally and due out physically on May 15.
You can currently grab the single over here on iTunes and head here to pre-order the full-length album.
As previously reported, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion hits retailers May 22 via Arts & Crafts. You can also see Cold Specks' upcoming Canadian dates here.