Perpetual Doom lets loose the debut record from Feast of Smoke, or at least a fist glimpse of the smoke on the horizon this week. The band, the duo of husband and wife Amber and Paul Oldham, captures a breathy intimacy that flickers like candlelight. On their eponymous album Amber’s songwriting captures a hushed, curtains drawn aura, hiding from the pain of loss but never wallowing and she brings the same heft to this cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Goodbye.” There’s a jauntiness to the cut that balances the close-quarters quiver that rides throughout, smiling while it sighs and shakes its head. Paul has had his hands in quite a few records over the years playing with Royal Trux, Speed To Roam among others and, owning Kentucky’s Rove Studios, which has hosted sessions from Sir Richard Bishop and David Grubbs, and a host of sessions featuring his brothers Ned and Will. The new record is out October 29th
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