Woah Zola Jesus, never knew you were so good at these burnt/lovelorn ballads, getting out of the sewers, into the desert all triumphant and stuff. This new record feels kind of U.S. Girlsy without the dying American Idol vibe, a little more celebratory or romantic perhaps, mixed in with those torpid guitars and big big electric tom drums, the latter of which sometimes sound buried under sand at a depth that seems curious. It's relatively crisp here on 'Sea Talk' though, even if you can't quite make out the lyrics, the delivery's kind of immense enough.
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