When we first heard Graph Rabbit’s Snowblind at the end of last year, we were instantly enamoured of this cinematic, beautiful and outstanding album, which was one of our Album Picks of 2012. We are delighted to hear the debut album of Austin Donohue and Shy Kedmi is being re-released in glorious white vinyl. Limited to 500 copies, Snowblind arrives on September 3rd via Butterscotch Records and pre-order will be available soon. If you haven’t heard this album, you are absolutely missing out. To entice you, here’s the official video for the magical ‘Only Fields’, the first single extracted from Snowblind.
Graph Rabbit‘s debut album Snowblind, released last October via Butterscotch Records, won us over here at Cast the Dice and was one of our Album Picks of the Year.
Hot off the heels of the magnificent Snowblind release, the duo of Austin Donohue and Shy Kedmi have unveiled a fittingly stunning video to accompany the song ‘Falling Snow’, conceived and directed by Christopher Vetur, who had previously directed the video for ‘Make It Stop’. Filmed in an historical landmark theatre in Patchogue, New York, using the sets of ‘The Nutcracker’, snow machines and eight ballerinas, the video “creates a storybook tableau that takes the song fully into its intended fictional realm of snow and disorientation”, as the press release explains. In the video, Austin Donohue plays the lead role dancing as the “bewildered wanderer who is blown about and ultimately won over by the falling snow”. Here it is.
Brooklyn based Graph Rabbit, the duo of Austin Donohue (guitar, vocals) and Shy Kedmi (analogue synths), released their debut album Snowblind a couple of days ago via Butterscotch Records.
The album was produced by Allen Farmelo (The Cinematic Orchestra, Talk Normal, Mike Jorgensen of Wilco) and mastered by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Björk, Sigur Rós).
According to the press release, Snowblind “follows an unnamed character as he wanders through a surreal snow-scape, in and out of sleep, following birds through fields, arguing with a river and eventually just surrendering to the silence of snowfall.” In the words of Donohue “it’s like, what if Dorothy decided to kick off the ruby slippers and stay in the poppy field while it snowed?”
Graph Rabbit are currently touring the new album in America and they are performing it in its entirety using only analogue and acoustic equipment. Speaking about it, Kedmi explained this is “the only way we can really bring the world we’ve created, the world of Snowblind, to our audience.”
Coinciding with the album´s release, Graph Rabbit have premiered a video for the second delicate and enchanting single ´Make It Stop´. The video was directed by Christopher Vetur and filmed in a single shot. Watch it underneath and straight after listen to the beautiful first single ‘Only Fields’.