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Playlist - Death Vessel's "No man is an island... but these songs are" selections

Playlist - Death Vessel's "No man is an island... but these songs are" selections
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Having released his album Island Intervals earlier this year – the title was part inspired by sessions in Iceland at the invitation of Sigur Ros’ Jonsi and producer Alex Somers – Death Vessel return’s to London next month to play Concrete on 5 May. Hailing from Rhode Island, he clearly enjoys a smaller land mass as DV – real name Joel Thibodeau – has made Q this “island” Playlist. “There are mountains of songs with Island in the title. These selections are just the tip of the salt dome,” he explains…

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The Kinks – I’m On An Island

“Solitary island delirium.”

Meat Puppets – Island

“Brothers Kurt and Cris reunite and come up with a gem.”

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Magnetic Fields – Desert Island

“The second verse of this synth-twang number always cracks me up.”

Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard – Train on the Island

“There are dueling banjos this rendition of an old-time classic. While Hazel belts out, Alice claws in a frailing style to compliment Lamar Grier’s bluegrass picking.”

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John Powhida – Rhode Island

“Someone seriously wants out of Rhode Island on this rocker.”

Black Dice – Island

“It’s a comforting little creature, especially when listened to on headphones.”

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang – Island Brothers

“Don’t close your ears, or you’ll miss this wonderfully ornate number.”

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Neutral Milk Hotel – Avery Island / April 1st

“Picture a lone rider on a carousel horse.”

Brian Eno – Over Fire Island

“Once, the neighbors invited my friend and I to join them at a beach on Fire Island. After arriving we discovered that clothing was optional.”

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Sun Ra – Island in the Sun

“It’s tough not to take a shine to this dreamy tune.”

Lee Hazlewood – Souls Island

“Find a purple shadow, lay in it and let Lee do the lulling with this elaborate beauty.”

For more head to Deathvessel.com.


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