Old Saw / Sewn the Name
Album: Sewn the Name   Collection:General
Artist:Old Saw   Added:May 2023
Label:Lobby Art  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-10-22 Pull Date: 2023-12-24
Week Ending: Dec 10 Dec 3 Nov 19 Nov 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 13, 2024: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Brooksville Trestle Remains
4. Dec 02, 2023: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
2. Jan 02, 2024: Sound Wheels
5. Nov 18, 2023: Music Casserole
Highgate Ledger
3. Dec 09, 2023: Music Casserole
Brooksville Trestle Remains
6. Nov 06, 2023: Virtually Happy
Highgate Ledger

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2023-08-06
Old-time country music unspooled and stretched out until only the grainiest, dustiest textures remain——like listening to 78s with an aural jeweler's loupe. Old Saw is a five-piece that makes drone on fiddle, banjo, pedal and lap steel, 12-string guitar, and shepherd's bells. To quote a post on Bandcamp, "That's some down home drone." RIYL Boxhead Ensemble, Henry Flynt, Marisa Anderson, SUSS. Favorites: 1, 2, 4 (though all are beautifully eerie). No words, no FCCs.

1. *(8:10)—Long, lamenting B minor drone. The instruments hover and swirl insectlike. Deep, heartwrenching guitar tones toll.
2. *(7:15)—Train sounds. Broken guitar chords, slow fiddle, dewdrop-like banjo.
3. (6:55)—Reversed tape for the entire track. Whooshing, clacking. Shadowy tones. Some passages are reminiscent of early Stars of the Lid.
4. *(9:28)—The opening drone almost evokes throat singing, then the high pedal steel textures join. Deeper guitar tones shudder underneath.
5. (6:19)—Warm drone, gentler and sunnier than the other tracks.
6. (6:10)—Dirge led by minor-key banjo strumming.

Track Listing
1. Weathervaning   4. Highgate Ledger
2. Brooksville Trestle Remains   5. Spinner's Weave
3. Ira Dorset Suffering From Moonblindness   6. Bobcat Sarabande