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One question that is answered, though, is what the record might sound like, for here is the first song from A Monument, Tu Fawning's second full-length, following 2010's Hearts on Hold LP and 2008's Secession EP. The new song is called "Bones" (Soundcloud link here) and it's a seven-and-a-half-minute thing of percussive beauty, with doomy piano chords, fuzz guitar, and a macabre rhythm that makes dancing postively mandatory. After the lengthy and tumultuous instrumental introduction, the clouds part for a vocal melody that feels uplifting and redemptive; the song turns hymnlike for its final stretches, before lapsing into a spooky synth-choir tag that slowly fades away.
Tu Fawning - "Bones"
This is an absolutely magnificent track. I am now dying to hear the rest of A Monument, which comes out May 7 on City Slang.
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