East London based alternative rock band The Murder Barn release their unique debut double A-side single 'Harvest' / 'America' on June 11th 2012.
Accompanying 'Harvest' is an eerie video depicting various dolls and uses a stop motion animation technique to animate them. Chesca Dolecka's lingering, silky vocals add a more pleasant twist to both the gracefully sinister video and lyrics which describe the dark tale about love and ritual. The gentle and melodic guitar riffs add an upbeat element to the track, which contrasts the otherwise melancholy slowness.
The Murder Barn consists of sisters Chesca (vocals/ guitar/ accordion/ piano/ ukelele) and Becca Grover Jones (guitar/ vox) who have made music with each other since they were young children alongside Ryan Wilson (guitar/ sax/ vox) and the Serbian Velibor Krstic (drums). Completing the band are Matt Jones of Ultrasound and Kev Feazey (bass), both of whom worked with the band on various other projects before joining.
The optimistic six piece plans to produce a selection of further singles plus a debut album by the end of this year and are spending the majority of their time in the 'the real murder barn' described by abadgeoffriendship.com as being a 'Warhol-ian workspace' and 'the creative nerve centre of the band'.
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.