Later this month drummer José Medeles is releasing a tribute album to guitarist and DIY iconoclast John Fahey titled Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems. A record of guitar and drum duets, Medeles collaborated with 3 of his favourite guitarists, M. Ward, Marisa Anderson, and Chris Funk, to bring to life 11 new compositions of “improvised rendezvous inspired and informed by [Fahey ‘s] looseness and rhythmic idiosyncrasies”, as the press release explains.
Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems is out on May 20th through Jealous Butcher Records and Medeles has shared the utterly bewitching ‘Golden” featuring Chris Funk (Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus) as the album’s second single. “When you have that kind of freedom, I believe you transform into that,” Medeles commented about the track and improvisational approach. “It takes him a minute to get inside the music, and when he does, it’s absolutely so solid.”, he said about Funk’s collaboration.
‘Golden’ comes with a video directed and edited by Rachel Blumberg, featuring found footage from the Prelinger Archives. Watch it now.