*Update: Video for “Vision In Rags” added”*
The English indie rock band Young Knives is ready to release it’s latest single. “Vision In Rags” is taken from their latest album, Oranaments From The Silver Arcade, released back in April. If I had to compare it to something, the new single has a Vampire Weekend kind of feel to it. House of Lords, the lead singer (yes, he’s goes by that name. His real name is Thomas Dartnall), described how the song was made to ClashMusic:
The Lyrics were done by chopping up the original song lyrics and re-arranging them and glueing them back onto a big piece of paper. The final recording of this song as we used an old analogue rhythm generator set to ‘bossa nova’ to get the hissy drum machine noise. You can also hear Congas being played by the legendary percussionist Lenny Castro who has played with Toto, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder. All recorded in Steely Dan’s Drummers Studio over a Woolworths Keyboard and a toy steel drum while the crickets serenaded the night sky.