The conduit for the the scribbled musings of Sydney talented young fella/muso/dude Marcus Gordon, as in SPOOKY LAND is back for 2012 with some brand new tunes and a video. (By the way we featured them a few months back
When we last saw this guy live, we couldn’t help but approach him and ask to purchase a copy of his debut EP, Kill One Bird With Two Stones. The songs were folk ballads: misery wrapped in despair, adventures in far-off lands, sensual seconds captured in a few minutes strumming an acoustic guitar. It was exactly what we were after.
This video comes from the upcoming album A Sunburnt Punk Miracle. As the opening quote testifies, the song signals an evolution for the singer-songwriter. A sun is imposed upon the footage throughout the whole clip adding a bit of a western tinge, the kind of thing only amplified by soulful harmonica. The subject reads, smokes, pines: a visual representation of the hero described in the lyrics. He and his love interest share cigarettes, laugh and examine weapons. They’re to accompany an eclectic musician’s almost bluegrass-style track.
A Sunburnt Punk Miracle is out later this year.
Words by Hannah Story.