The Pilgrim, Their God and the King of My Decrepit Mountain: Vinyl LPHVNLP220
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Release Date: 26th January
Just one of those good old fashioned British folk indie bands who warm your heart with their off-beat yet romantic world view, with their papermache red helmet heads, their blending of nature with questions to other powers, love and the world at large.
For those who dig: Modest Mouse, Sea Power, Gruff Rhys, Flaming Lips, Modern Nature...
South-London-based 6-piece Tapir! present their debut album, 'The Pilgrim, Their God and the King of My Decrepit Mountain'.
The album follows a three-act structure – released by Heavenly Recordings as three four-track EPs – telling the story of a solitary traveller, an ambiguous red creature known as The Pilgrim, on a journey across a mythical landscape of eerie forests, stormy seas and unholy mountains populated by beasts, injured birds and idealised eidolons. A fantastical offbeat fable carried along by Gray’s crisp, heartfelt vocals and the band’s instinctive, idiosyncratic melodies, the project at times feels like the musical equivalent of the paintings of Henry Darger, Henri Rousseau or Philip Guston.