Interview With Baffin Island
A LONG-DISTANCE COLLABORATION COMBINING DENSE INDIE-POP WITH STRIPPED-DOWN FOLK
Our collaborative project with EardrumsPop is going great guns. We’ve already had a lush slice of Tiny Fireflies’ gorgeous dream-pop, a side order of Paperfangs and a hefty chunk of Sometimes Always, and now we’re bringing Baffin Island to the table. In case you missed it here’s how the project works . . .
EardrumsPop is an internet-based record label. They love warm and melodic music of all kinds, endorse collaborative working, and love helping to get good music and ace art out into the eyes and ears of the general public. They do not believe in money so their releases are given away. You can experience this warming generosity for yourself as they put out free digital singles on the 20th day of each month through their eyegasmic website. Every single will include several songs and a cover version and the artwork will be made by their favourite illustrators. Where does Negative Narrative fit into this? Well – and I’m sure you guessed this bit already – the release will be supplemented by one of our world-famous, increasingly-in-demand intraviews.
Today’s release is from Baffin Island, which is a long-distance collaboration between Glasgow-based Melanie Whittle of The Hermit Crabs and Jeremy Jensen and Jake Hite from The Very Most (from Boise, Idaho). Named after the exact geographical midpoint between the collaborators, Baffin Island combines the densely-layered indie pop of The Very Most with the more stripped down, thoughtful folky indie pop of The Hermit Crabs. The result is as sweet as you’d expect with healthy doses of Phil Spector, handclaps, a little nod to Belle & Sebastian, fragile vocals, and lots and lots of reverb. If you like what you see and hear (we’re hosting You Invited Me here for you to download), then you should then go and grab the whole package, which includes the artwork and some other tracks, from EardrumsPop.