"...matches highly personal lyricism with sounds to get lost in." - Clash
"A rich, sonic delight, it oozes its own unique, haunting majesty amongst a swirling, sophisticated musicality."
- The Vinyl District
London based Scottish/Serbian boy/girl duo, Permahorn, are delighted to announce the release of their brooding, heartfelt debut album My Blood Carries My Dreams Away, out now via Shimmy-500 and available to buy on Bandcamp and iTunes and to stream on Spotify.
Produced by renowned producer and musician Kramer (Bongwater, Galaxie 500, Ween, Daniel Johnston, Low), My Blood Carries My Dreams Away takes cues from slowcore bands such as Galaxie 500, The Red House Painters and Arab Strap, creating a sonically atmospheric record full of charm and seduction.
The record's title track, My Blood Carries My Dreams Away, is a swaying schizophrenic offering where churning backward loops swirl, and are accented gorgeously by vocals incorporated from 20-year-old tapes recovered by producer Kramer. The single premiered on Clash and is available to stream via the Permahorn Soundcloud page.
The duo followed this up with single Into The Dreams (SLUT) which premiered on The Vinyl District
My Blood Carries My Dreams Away plays out like a Nico record covered by Low via the nightmarish vision of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. Taking shape over a twelve month period, the duo used music as an escapism from what was an emotionally difficult time; offering a sense of relief in the process. The result is one of the best records you’re likely to hear in 2017.
On the surface My Blood Carries My Dreams Away is a bleak album tackling themes of desire, obsession, deceit and guilt. Despite this, there are small buds of hope, optimism and a sense that there may be light at the end of the tunnel. Inviting the listener on their melancholic journey the record throws up surprises throughout, from the feedback-laden forthcoming single ‘Radiation’ conjuring memories of Pavement and Half Japanese to the wonderfully delivered deadpan vocals on the Nico inspired ‘Into The Dreams (Slut)’ and the harrowing ‘Lynch Mob’; a track Arab Strap would be proud of. My Blood Carries My Dreams Away leads you down dimly lit alleys, to be lost forever in the morose world of Permahorn.
Comprised of Saint Pauly (guitar, vocals, percussion, knobs) and Jexy Pesic (bass, vocals, drums, switches), the duo were taken under the wing of Shimmy-Disc producer Kramer who mixed and mastered their songs at his Noise Miami studio. Impressed with their songwriting ability, Kramer selected 11 tracks from the initial batch of demos and worked with them to create an album to be released on his new Shimmy-500 vinyl-only label. This has resulted in a record that has received a well of support from the likes of Clash Magazine,
My Blood Carries My Dreams Away is out now via Shimmy-500 and available to buy on Bandcamp and iTunes and to stream on Spotify.