Chicago’s newly-formed Sett Records has announced the release of “the fall”, the new maxi-single by Minneapolis-based trio autumn, who, in their 20 plus years, have always made a big sound.
Autumn is Julie Plante (vocals), Jeff Leyda (bass), and Neil McKay (guitars). Forming in Minneapolis in 1994, autumn has always sought to create melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply, that have the ability to haunt you in some way after the fact. The band released two albums on Tess Records – “the hating tree” (1996) and “return to the breath” (1999), with accompanying tours in support of each album before taking an extended hiatus.
Between the lost promises of summer and the bitter austerity of winter lives the time between; the shorter, pallid days, the dying leaves, the melancholic reflection of time as it passes… This pensive time between has been evoked and pondered in the words of poets ranging from Yeats to Keats, and once again it finds sublime expression in the lush, passionate, melodic, dark pop of autumn.
B-side track “before and after” find autumn indulging their more atmospheric and ethereal sensibilities, letting your mind wander before finding yourself in far too deep in the wistful lament of the lyric to turn back: “for nothing comes without a price/sometimes payback is a slow road to hell…” The single closes with an energetic re-working of the title track in William Faith’s dancefloor driven “the fall – broken rmx”, certain to please the ear of electronica aficionado and standing autumn fan alike.