Carter Tanton Debuts Kaleidoscopic New Video for ‘Fake Pretend (feat. Marissa Nadler)’ off Freeclouds

By on December 15, 2011

Carter Tanton Debuts Kaleidoscopic New Video for

‘Fake Pretend (feat. Marissa Nadler)’ off Freeclouds

a true musical jack-of-all-tradesan intriguing record that ranges across

various styles.” – American Songwriter

“a dizzying journey into the region somewhere between jangly alt-country and

basement indie rock.” – NPR World Cafe “Next 20”

Watch “Fake Pretend” at the Consequence of Sound Premiere, YouTube, or Vimeo

Download the Distal remix of “In Knots” and the original

Carter Tanton has debuted a brand new video for single “Fake Pretend” featuring Marissa Nadler at Consequence of Sound. The single taken from his new album, Freeclouds via Western Vinyl is “an aching, languid piece of mood pop that finds two outrageously gifted vocalists somehow managing to give one another a boost,” says SPIN. Directed by Jeff Maksym, the video pieces together hazy visuals, and pyschedlic mirrors of lights and color as Tanton weaves through a deep field. Tanton embarked on an extensive nationwide tour with The War on Drugs earlier this fall and will make an appearance at Chicago’s Tomorrow Never Knows Festival in January 2012.

Tanton’s “crisp, transcendent voice” was recently featured on NPR’s Song Of The Day, for his single “Murderous Joy,” following his two separate pieces last month as the #1 artist of NPR World Cafe’s “Next 20.” Under The Radar says,” ‘Freeclouds’ is a moody and earthen gem,” proclaiming Tanton’s “verdant tenor deserves your attention,” while BlackBook notes, “Tanton skillfully weaves his own bittersweet tales – all steeped in nostalgic Americana – over eclectic samples and twanging guitar chords.” In addition to recording and co-writing one song on Marissa Nadler’s well-received 2011 album, Tanton has recorded albums by George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) and Drug Rug among others, and is the newest active member of Baltimore-based Lower Dens.

Carter Tanton Live
Sunday, January 15th – Chicago, IL – Tomorrow Never Knows @ Lincoln Hall

Freeclouds Tracklisting

1. Murderous Joy

2. Fake Pretend (feat. Marissa Nadler)
3. Gauze of Song
4. Nylon
5. Saturday
7. In Knots (+ Distal Remix)
8. Pasture Sound
9. Land Lines
10. Pitch Bent Flute


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.