Islands “Boll Weevil”

Canadian band, Islands recently released their 10th album, What Occurs. The latest single is “Boll Weevil.” Nick Thorburn said “we were looking to capture something trashy and bluesy in the garage rock tradition of bands like the Monks or the Sonics.” To achieve this sound, the band recorded the song together in one room allowing the instruments to bleed into each others mics. “I got down on all fours like a dog and sang the song underneath a blanket, while the band played around me in a circle” said Thorburn. The only overdubbed is the song’s vintage organ which Thorburn notes “I added the organ afterward on account of being under a giant blanket.”

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