The static-sounding first 10 seconds of Tunng’s “The Village” made me initially think there was something wrong with my speakers. Though once the guitar and drums enter, it changes pitch and I realized that the sound is actually part of the song that helps build up to each verse. From their upcoming album, Turbines, this song is a unique mix of electronica and folk rock and the two sides play off each other quite nicely. Combined with the two vocalists – one male and one female – and lyrics such as “we took the secret and turned it backwards. Left it behind on fire,” it’s a quite appealing song that surprised me from its unexpected beginning.
The song is available to download for free from Rolling Stone’s website.
Turbines is planned to be released on June 17, 2013.