DRUNKEN LIBRARY’S ALBUM OF THE MONTH
Wild Animals by Trampled By Turtles
December marks our retreat back to snowy wilderness roots – so listening to this traditional bluegrass/folk-rock band originally from northern Minnesota is the perfect music to stream through your headphones.
The music, if you are really listening, will actually flip your heart upside down because it’s dripping with unembellished truth. Once you’re over the biting heart ache that is evoked from the echoing howls in “Hollow” and “Ghosts,” you’ll experience extreme gratitude for the musical skill of the winter craftsmen that created this. You will breathe fuller and love deeper. Raw is the best word to describe its lyrics. Lugubrious (look it up) is the word to describe its tone.
“I’m a monster just like you – I’m an animal, it’s true.”
Listening suggestion: Get out your paint set, find a blank canvas, and turn on “Winners.”
Follow them http://trampledbyturtles.com.
See their amazing live NPR Tiny Desk Concert with more songs.
After listening to their music, you’ll feel like you’ll make it through the darkest and coldest nights. You will feel like you found everything you need “buried deep beneath the leaves.”