Song of the Week: “Bois Barbu” by Grand Veymont

by Douglas Cowie on 19 July 2019

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Bois Barbu” by Grand Veymont:

Last week I posted a song by the wonderful Bess of Bedlam and this week it’s time for a song by the other band I saw a couple of weeks ago in Dalston, Grand Veymont. I went to this gig in the first place because my friend Warren, who knows a lot about certain types of French music past and present (probably future, too, for all I know), suggested that missing it would be a dumb move. It turns out that Warren (as usual) was correct. I spent a certain amount of the set imagining a supergroup where these two wonderful musicians perform with Yo La Tengo, but I spent most of the set absolutely swimming in the rhythms and melodies they created.

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