HOLY SPIRITS | To The Shore (Video)

A new Holy Spirits video for the celestial “To the Shore” off a split 12-inch, “Mutual Spirits”, which also featured Mutual Benefit via Father/Daughter Records. I first wrote about the track back in May, but it still astounds. We’re all stuck with whatever frame of reference we have, but when I first heard this track…

HOLY SPIRITS | To the Shore

Here’s a new track, “To the Shore”, from a Their Bated Breath favorite, Holy Spirits. It’s one half of a split vinyl 12-inch with Columbus, Ohio’s Mutual Benefit which will be released via Father/Daughter Records. It begins with an bit of Japanese flair, with what sounds like a xylophone or marimba. Like some of Holy…

HOLY SPIRITS | ‘White Walls’ Video

QUICK POST: Another beautiful creation by art+motion master Nathaniel Whitcomb. Here is his latest video for Holy Spirits’ stellar track “White Walls”. Seems like Whitcomb must have been watching some Stanley Kubrick before making this vid. — David D. Robbins Jr.

VIDEO | Holy Spirits “Bridges”

IN BLOOM: Holy Spirit’s debut EP, “The Afternoon’s Blood”, is one of my favorites from 2010. (“Best Of … EP” list to follow in the next few days.) Even better, the Brooklyn band have created a video for “Bridges” — set to a hand-cut motion collage. The band says the images were scanned and digitally…

GROUP EFFORT | Collaborations

CAPTURING THE MOMENT: “Collaborations” is a project put together by a number of DIY artists and headed by the music blog Dead As Digital, with help from Stadiums and Shrines and The Road Goes Ever On. The musicians range from Los Angeles’ Rachel Levy (who has also collaborated with Blackbird Blackbird); New York’s Holy Spirits…

FLOATING | Holy Spirits

A FALLING FEATHER: Holy Spirits’ track “Tongues” opens with slow elegance, like a balloon letting loose air. It’s one long breath. A monastic sigh above softly plucked guitar, before percussive heavy-breathing and these opening lyrics: “Sometimes I find, / innocent bodies strewn about / In my mind, / sit down for awhile. / and I…