Lady Lazarus Really is Fucking Awesome

I really could leave this post with the title and add nothing else and I doubt I would be missing out anything important. Her last album, All My Love in Half Light, is absolutely gorgeous – a perfect combination of warm loveliness and a slight sense of eerie ambiguity.

The album came out in January of this year, and I wouldn’t normally be badgering you about it again, but Lady Lazarus has just released the above video, and only recently also made a couple of b-sides from the album available for free as well. They are embedded below. As gorgeous as the songs are, I think I’m glad they weren’t on the album. Keeping that record down to nine songs made meant it avoided the kind of drift which such quiet, slow-paced music can be prone to from time to time, and also gives us a sort of post-album treat like this, which is ace.

I learned this when editing the Toad Sessions, actually, but I tend to encourage bands to cut as harshly as they possibly can when putting together a record because it almost always seems to make things better, and it’s never a bad thing to have good songs knocking around with no clear purpose. You can surprise people with them, rework them, put them on another release, give them away – all sorts.

But in any case, this stuff is awesome, you can hear the album on Bandcamp here, and it too is awesome. And Lady Lazarus in general is pretty fucking awesome. I really need a new adjective.

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