Clawhammer – I Think I Heard a Sound 7″

clawhammer i think i heard a sound 7 wee rock records 2013

Wee Rock Records in Springfield, MO just dropped a new 7″ single from CLAWHAMMER, a 4-piece folk band also from Springfield who began playing together in 2011 with some different ideas.

Considering what we’re used to around here, it’s nice to be able to say that this 7″ is out of our comfort zone. This Missouri crew brings in a peculiar combination of influences, melding traditional Ozarkian folk with heavy repetition and breathy vocals for a different sound. “I Think I Heard a Sound” is a foreboding tale which instills a threat of uncertainty, revealing endlessly moody qualities and feelings of paranoia as the track unfolds. Instrumentally the song is driven by loop-heavy banjos and fat, slinky upright bass lines (traditional characteristics of Ozark folk), followed by a gritty shred of noise (is that still a banjo?) to bring it all home toward the end. The loops you hear on their 7″ weren’t pre-recorded, as the band prefers to sample themselves live, on stage. This quickly helps reinforce the idea that these guys could put on a memorable live show, so check out both sides of the 7″ below and hear for yourself.

I Think I Heard a Sound –

Hell –

Genre/ Tags: Folk, Experimental, Pop
I Think I Heard a Sound 7″: Tracklist:
1.) I Think I Heard a Sound
2.) Hell

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2 responses to “Clawhammer – I Think I Heard a Sound 7″

  1. Sounds good, but Claw Hammer are from California and already happened. Lame name steal

  2. Sorry bout that Tom. Our name is Clawhammer, which is legally different., We had never heard of Claw Hammer, and no matches came up on multiple searches, Perhaps we will change it to “Tom” to cut down on possible confusion. Also Clawhammer is not trademarked, so if we desire, it could legally be our name. If we do that, will you apologize for calling us lame, or would trademarking be lame also?

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