Shadow Folk

Green Window (Independent)

Shadow Folk are shadowy folk indeed. The band’s website has no indication of who’s in the group, but most websites state its a quartet...maybe. A little bit of mystery is always appreciated in today’s age of information overload, and it’s the mystery that highlights the sonic beauty of the four-track debut, Green Window. The vocals on album opener “Heaven’s Gate” resemble the stylistic wordplay of Syd Barrett set next to a bright canvas of sunny pop and slow strums that recall the smoldering guitars of Slowdive’s Souvlaki, while “The Setting of the Sun” is a reimagining of the kitchen sink ballads of Ray Davies with a Scott Walker eye for sonic detail. Beautiful stuff for a band that seems like it doesn’t exist.

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

Poll

Did you vote in advance polls for the 2021 federal election?

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.