REPLAY: Bahamas - "Lost In the Light"

As the year closes out, each day we're revisiting one of our favorite songs of 2012:

Bahamas - "Lost In the Light" from the album Barchords - "the quietly soulful "Lost In the Light" is easily one of the best songs we've heard in a long, long time, a creeping Keith Richards-styled riff mixed with lovely backing harmonies..." More on Barchords below...

Bahamas - "Lost In the Light" (from Barchords)

Less than a year since Afie (AY-fee) Jurvanen released his fine debut album Pink Strat (Juno-nominated for Best Roots and Traditional Album), the in-demand Toronto-based guitarist (Feist, Amy Millan) and budding singer/songwriter delivers in full with an equally stark but sonically more varied effort // Release: Barchords (February 7, Brushfire) // Sounds like: the lean and low-keyed approach of Strat is again in full-view here, the intimate acoustic moments traded up for loose, often shimmering and organic electric core... utilizing his touring backup of drummer Jason Tait and bassist Darcy Yates, Jurvanen's limber low-wattage power-trio allows the listener the dramatic spaciousness of a stripped but sinewy production...(watch the excellent EPK video below)

Quote: "I like working with constrictions and forcing myself to work within certain parameters, like only bringing one guitar to the show.  I think that a good idea will shine through, whether you record it in a sophisticated studio or on a ghetto blaster." // What we like: the quietly soulful "Lost In the Light" is easily one of the best songs we've heard in a long, long time, a creeping Keith Richards-styled riff mixed with lovely backing harmonies..."Snowplow" lies somewhere between a dark hymn and bluesy standard, Jurvanen's raw voice sounding so close you can feel his breath on your ear..."Time and Time Again" has a nostalgic feel, a meandering bass line and slide guitar twang setting the stage...

 

Bahamas - "Caught Me Thinking" (from Barchords)