Cemeteries | Summer Smoke (Video)

Cemeteries is the moniker Kyle J. Reigle plays under. He has a new video for a lulling dream-pop track called “Summer Smoke”, which will be featured on his upcoming October 23 release, “The Wilderness”, out via Lefse Records. I’ve only heard this one song so far, but it makes an indelible impression. The sound is beautifully languid, forever in a state of dissipation. It curls, seduces, glides, wafts. The lead vocals are slightly obscured, muted in volume compared to the instrumentation, almost as if the singer is in the shadows — in the periphery of his own music. It’s a pretty musical modesty. Understatement, subtlety, and slow charm are the ingredients that make “Summer Smoke” so enchanting. The song is both romantic and foreboding. Where a lot of modern music finds its voice in loudness, rough guitars, and distraction — “Summer Smoke” is the antithesis. It’s a song about being lost, reveling in blue moods, reverberation — and what’s left in the wake of the things that move the earth. The video below was directed by Nolan Wilson Goff. Follow Cemeteries at facebook and tumblr. — David D. Robbins Jr.

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