Photo by Amber Rose-McConnell
Hello Caller calls their music “dark folk,” a simple descriptor that nonetheless fits them perfectly. The Austin band debuted in 2012 with Dark Twain, a record that splits the difference between beautiful orchestrations akin to Sufjan Stevens and a more hard-driving folk-rock sound. It’s no surprise that Shakey Graves is a fan–he appeared on a couple of songs on Dark Twain and he’s appeared on a few bills with the band.
On February 17, Hello Caller returns with a new single–out on vinyl via Violent Films Records–and we’ve got it for your song of the day. “I like things that have a somewhat spooky or mysterious vibe, creating a question in the listener that somehow answers itself upon further listening,” frontman Brian Ferguson recently told Texas Monthly. There is an inherent mystery at the center of the song’s lyrics, further augmented by the band’s swirling arrangement. Download the song below and catch Hello Caller at Lambert’s on Saturday, February 28.