Music:Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses - Great Apes
Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses.
i bought tex perkins and the dark horses new album, sweet nothing today. after the first couple of spins, it plays strongly as a sweet, urban blues album, with a the promise of hope at its core. this is what sets it apart from perkins' previous album, dark horses. (the dark horses band was formed from that album. i saw them play in blaxland (it's in the blue mountains) on a Sunday afternoon, which is an odd time, but they're a fine band that accompanies perkins, and if you get the chance to see them live, i recommend it.)
the covers of dark horses and sweet nothing demonstrate the album difference more than my words could ever. the cover to dark horses offers a cold winter night, and the silhouette of perkins blowing his icy breath into the sky. sweet nothing, in comparison, finds the silhouette of perkins on a dark road, walking towards the bright dawn.
the cover photographer, kristyna, has done a fantastic job signaling the album differences.