A Hawk and A Hacksaw
A Hawk and A Hacksaw is a musical project led by Jeremy Barnes, former drummer for Neutral Milk Hotel. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Barnes creates a playfully gothic atmosphere with his multi-layered, frantic compositions. Mixing field recordings with accordion, piano and bursts of drunken choruses, he generates a singular and unnerving orchestral whole.
Influenced by everything from Eastern European folk music to Pierre Schaeffer to Spike Jones & His City Slickers, A Hawk and A Hacksaw's music defies boundaries. Their songs can take unexpected directions based on the sound of a dog's bark or a phone ringing. Cacophony and sweet hymn-like harmonies coexist in entertainingly unpredictable passages.
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