Del Water Gap "Cut the Rope"
Published Nov 30, 2015Following up a couple of EPs, Brooklyn-based alternative folk trio Del Water Gap recently recorded a new 7-inch single at Converse Rubber Tracks — and Exclaim! has got the exclusive premiere of one of the two songs featured on the upcoming release.
"Cut the Rope" is a sombre but warm-sounding song that blends raw, tender vocals with twangy guitars, wailing harmonica and a steady thump of piano and percussion.
"I wrote this song in a back room at my grandma's apartment when I was in a real bummer mood about a girl," explained the group's singer, guitarist and harmonica player Holden Jaffe. "I started on banjo and finished on guitar. My grandma was in the next room over working on some writing herself, and she'd peek her head in once in a while to check on me. 'Sounds good! Sounds sad!' she'd say. We work well together."
It will appear on the soon-to-be-released 7-inch, which will also feature a song called "Lamplight," and you can hear Jaffe and the gang make his grandmother proud by giving "Cut the Rope" a listen in the player below.
Find details for the band's upcoming December 16 show at New York's Mercury Lounge over here.